Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Mississippi. Registration is best completed online via the Mississippi Department of Revenue website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Mississippi?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in Mississippi if you have a physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements. For more detailed information on the necessity of getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Mississippi?”
If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help determine that for you with our Sales Tax Starter Kit Service.
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in Mississippi, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
Mississippi offers one type of permit, a Sales and Use permit. Currently, there is no charge to apply for a Sales and Use permit in Mississippi
Where to Register for a Mississippi Sales Tax Permit
The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Mississippi is on their website at https://tap.dor.ms.gov/_/.
If you’re already feeling a little overwhelmed, you should know that we can handle the entire permit registration process for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Mississippi
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Mississippi directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Mississippi Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the Mississippi Department of Revenue by calling (800) 352-4090 between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST Monday through Friday.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax permit registration service by clicking here.
Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Mississippi
Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information:
- Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS
- Knowledge of your business entity structure
- Business owner information
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
- Copy of IRS notice letter CP 575. The IRS Form CP 575 is an Internal Revenue Service generated letter granting your Employer Identification Number (EIN).
To get started, choose the link titled “Register for taxes” on the website.
Select the “New Taxpayer” button on the bottom of the page and follow the prompts to register with the state of Mississippi.
**Please note and be prepared, you will be required to attach a copy of the IRS notice letter CP 575**
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Mississippi?
Keep in mind, once you have an active sales tax permit in Mississippi, you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Our team can handle your sales tax returns for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. You can also learn more about how to file and pay a sales tax return in Mississippi by clicking here.
In the process of applying for your Mississippi sales tax permit, you created a login and password with the state. Keep this information in a safe and accessible place as you will need it to login to file your taxes online.
A packet containing your permit and information about filing your taxes will be mailed to you. Please allow two weeks to receive this information.
Once you receive your packet from the state of Mississippi, please log back in to “Mississippi Department of Revenue” in order to gain access to your account.
Mississippi sales and use permits are valid until canceled or revoked.
If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.