2014 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representatives Baria, Barker
AN ACT TO CREATE NEW SECTION 27-7-22.38, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE A STATE INCOME TAX CREDIT TO GROCERS FOR A PERCENTAGE OF THE COST OF PURCHASING LOCALLY GROWN OR PRODUCED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FOR SALE AT RETAIL FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following shall be codified as Section 27-7-22.38, Mississippi Code of 1972:
27-7-22.38. A credit is allowed against the tax imposed by this chapter to a grocer located in this state in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the cost of purchasing for sale at retail for human consumption plant or animal agricultural, aquacultural or horticultural products that are grown, raised or produced in Mississippi. The credit allowed by this section shall not exceed the total state income tax liability of the grocer for the taxable year.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 2014.