2004 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representative Markham, Jennings
AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM AD VALOREM TAXATION ALL COMMODITIES, PRODUCTS, GOODS, WARES AND MERCHANDISE HELD FOR RESALE BY ANY MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR OR WHOLESALE OR RETAIL MERCHANT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. From and after January 1, 2005, all commodities, products, goods, wares and merchandise held for resale by any manufacturer, distributor or wholesale or retail merchant shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
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 ad valorem tax laws before January 1, 2005, whether such claims, assessments, appeals, suits or actions have been begun before January 1, 2005, or are begun thereafter; and the provisions of the ad valorem 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 January 1, 2005, and for the imposition of any penalties, forfeitures or claims for failure to comply with such laws.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2004.