1997 Regular Session
To: Ways and Means
By: Representatives Davis (7th), Miller
House Bill 1041
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 27-7-77, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR INCOME TAXES PAID BY STATE CITIZENS TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OUTSIDE THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 27-7-77, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
27-7-77. (1) Individual resident taxpayers of Mississippi whose gross income is derived from sources both within and without the State of Mississippi shall be allowed a tax credit for income tax paid to another state, or a political subdivision of another state, territory of the United States or the District of Columbia against the amount of tax found to be due to the State of Mississippi.
(2) This tax credit shall be limited in amount, however, as provided below:
(a) The tax credit may not exceed the amount of income tax due the State of Mississippi.
(b) The tax credit may not exceed the amount of income tax actually paid to the other state or political subdivision of the other state.
(c) The tax credit may not exceed an amount computed by applying the highest Mississippi rates to the net taxable income reported to the other state. The net taxable income reported to the other state shall be computed on the basis of the provisions contained in the income tax laws and regulations of the other state. Highest rates are meant to mean the highest rates at which the net taxable income reported to the other state is taxable by the State of Mississippi.
(3) Before an individual resident taxpayer of Mississippi may claim the credit allowed under this section, he shall file with his tax return a certificate showing amounts of gross income, net income and net taxable income derived from sources without this state, together with the amount of tax paid or to be paid on such income.
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. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.