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Use / tax is the same as sales tax, but is charged on vehicles purchased out of state from a dealer at the rate of 5% on the purchase price less the trade-in.
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You have seven (7) working days beginning with the next day after purchase. Thereafter, a 5% penalty will apply per month up to 25%.
Credit slips are issued on license plates brought to the office of the Tax Collector for a vehicle that has been sold. There must be time remaining on the plate and the original credit slip may be used towards the purchase of another license plate.
New residents must retitle their vehicles in the State of Mississippi. If you own your vehicle outright with no lienholder, you will need your title from the other state, your registration from the other state, proof of residency in Oktibbeha County, and your out-of-state license plate. Whoever is listed on the front of the out-of-state title as the owner must appear the first time to apply for a Mississippi title. If you have a lien holder, you will need the current full name and address of your lien holder, proof of residency in Oktibbeha County, and the out-of-state license plate. If you have a leased vehicle, you will need a POA from the Lease Company along with the license plate and registration from the other state.
You will need the ordinal title signed by the seller or sellers as shown on the front of the title. The buyer or buyers must be present the first time to apply for a Mississippi title.
Yes. The difference would be the application of sales tax at the rate of 5% on vehicles less than ten years old.
The VIN or Vehicle Identification Number from your vehicle is entered into the state/county computer, which pulls a value acquired by the State Tax Commission from R. L. Polk Black Book, a supplier of the Manufacture's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). This amount is multiplied times the millage rate for the area in which you reside, less the tag credit you receive in Mississippi when you purchase or renew your plate on time, plus any penalty if applicable.
The greatest amount is 25% with no legislative tag credit.
This is a percentage credit granted by the Mississippi Legislature in 1994 towards the purchase price of your license plate. The percentage is set each year by the Mississippi State Tax Commission. You receive the reduction on passenger vehicles and trucks, when you purchase your plate at the proper time.
New residents of the State have thirty (30) days after the establishment of residency in which to retitle and purchase a license plate.
The month in which you purchased your vehicle is the renewal or anniversary date of you license plate.
You have until the 15th day of the following month to renew your plate.
Renewal notices are mailed on the last working day of the month preceding the renewal date of your plate. Should you not receive your notice through the mail at this time. It is your responsibility as a taxpayer to renew your plate.
The license plate and / or placards are available through an application file signed by your physician.
If the vehicle has a current plate, there is a one time cost of $28.50 The vehicle must be 25 years old.