MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

1998 Regular Session

To: Ways and Means

By: Representative Ellzey

House Bill 34

AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR TAXPAYERS WHO PAY AD VALOREM TAXES ON POULTRY HOUSES THAT PRODUCE CHICKEN BROILERS FOR SALE AT WHOLESALE IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF THE AD VALOREM TAXES SO PAID; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES. 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:

SECTION 1. For any taxpayer who pays to a county, municipality, school district, levee district or any other taxing authority of the state or a political subdivision thereof, ad valorem taxes imposed on poultry houses that produce chicken broilers for sale at wholesale, there shall be allowed a credit against the income taxes imposed by this chapter in an amount equal to the amount of the ad valorem taxes so paid for the taxable year. The credit may be claimed only for the year in which the ad valorem taxes are paid.

SECTION 2. Nothing in this act shall affect or defeat any claim, assessment, appeal, suit, right or cause of action for taxes due or accrued under the income tax laws before the date on which this act becomes effective, whether such claims, assessments, appeals, suits or actions have been begun before the date on which this act becomes effective or are begun thereafter; and the provisions of the income tax laws are expressly continued in full force, effect and operation for the purpose of the assessment, collection and enrollment of liens for any taxes due or accrued and the execution of any warrant under such laws before the date on which this act becomes effective, and for the imposition of any penalties, forfeitures or claims for failure to comply with such laws.

SECTION 3. Section 1 of this act shall be codified in Chapter 7, Title 27, Mississippi Code of 1972.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 1998.