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Analysis: Mississippi posted 9th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Mississippi ranked No. 9 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: University of Mississippi athletes No. 1 in state for economic impact

University of Mississippi sports programs brought in $270,179 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Mississippi that year, according to a Mississippi Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Mississippi posted 7th lowest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Mississippi ranked No. 39 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Mississippi posted 31st highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Mississippi ranked No. 31 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Mississippi gets ‘D’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Mississippi ranked No. 33 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Mississippi ranked No. 13 in average charitable giving

Mississippi residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $7,135 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Mississippi has fourth highest home vacancy rate in nation

Mississippi posted the fourth highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Mississippi’s population dipped -0.1% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Mississippi’s population decreased by 3,133, or -0.1 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Gulfport 56% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Gulfport is $257.34, 56 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

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