2019 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representatives Shirley, Horne
AN ACT TO PROVIDE A PARTIAL AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN PERSONAL PROPERTY THAT IS OWNED BY A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND USED BY THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE SOLELY ON THE PREMISES OF THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IN THE OPERATION OF THE ENTERPRISE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. From and after January 1, 2020, eligible personal property that is owned by a business enterprise and used by the business enterprise solely on the premises of the business enterprise in the operation of the enterprise shall be exempt from all ad valorem taxes on not in excess of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) of the assessed value of such property. For the purposes of this section, the term "eligible personal property" means furniture, fixtures and/or equipment that is classified as personal property for the purposes of ad valorem taxation. However, the term "eligible personal property" does not include (a) motor vehicles, (b) personal property included in Class IV property as defined in Section 112, Mississippi Constitution of 1890, or (c) property on which the payment of ad valorem taxes may be claimed as an income tax credit under Section 27-7-22.5.
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 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 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 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. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2019.