Mississippi collected 5.2% less in public utilities sales tax in 2018


Of the $7.9 billion in taxes collected by Mississippi in 2018, $1.5 million came from public utilities sales tax, a 5.2 percent decrease from the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

Mississippi collected $1.6 million in public utilities sales tax in 2017.

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by subcategory and how much was collected.

Mississippi Tax Collections 2018 vs. 2017
Type of Tax
2018 amount
2017 amount
General sales and gross receipts taxes
$3,557,752,000
$3,483,438,000
Selective sales and gross receipts taxes
$1,473,102,000
$1,466,766,000
Alcoholic beverages sales tax
$40,883,000
$41,818,000
Amusements sales tax
$129,880,000
$132,948,000
Insurance premiums sales tax
$338,576,000
$324,900,000
Motor fuels sales tax
$436,245,000
$445,361,000
Public utilities sales tax
$1,496,000
$1,578,000
Tobacco products sales tax
$139,733,000
$144,792,000
Other selective sales and gross receipts taxes
$386,289,000
$375,369,000
Alcoholic beverages license
$1,252,000
$1,228,000
Amusements license
$26,515,000
$24,566,000
Corporations in general license
$137,989,000
$129,167,000
Hunting and fishing license
$2,703,000
$2,243,000
Motor vehicle license
$158,283,000
$158,099,000
Motor vehicle operators license
$14,362,000
$13,464,000
Public utilities license
$6,583,000
$7,437,000
Occupation and business license, NEC
$81,682,000
$78,606,000
Other license taxes
$63,046,000
$80,111,000
Individual income taxes
$1,852,937,000
$1,798,856,000
Corporations net income taxes
$437,407,000
$407,913,000
Death and gift taxes
$0
$3,502,000
Severance taxes
$47,418,000
$42,134,000
Taxes, NEC
$0
$0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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