Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Mississippi

At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Mississippi.

Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.

Quick Facts for Starting a Mississippi Business

Expedited Services Available: No
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: No

Registered Agent Required: Yes
Annual Report Required: Yes
Franchise Tax Required: Yes

State Sales Tax: 7%
State Income Tax: 4%-5%
Unemployment Insurance: 0%-5.4%

DBAs do not require a registered agent.

Mississippi Business Entity Options

Business Entity Type State Fees Applicable Form
General Partnership (Optional) $25 Statement of Partnership Authority
Limited Partnership (LP) $50 Certificate of MS Limited Partnerships
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) $250 Statement of Qualification for Domestic LLP
Limited Liability Company (LLC) $50 MS LLC Certificate of Formation
Business Corporation $50 Articles of Incorporation
Nonprofit Corporation $50 Articles of Incorporation
Foreign Limited Partnership (LP) $250 Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Partnership
Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) $250 Statement of Qualification for Foreign LLP
Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) $250 Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company
Foreign Corporation $500 Application for Certificate of Authority
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation $100 Application for Certificate of Authority
Foreign Business Trust $250 Application for Foreign Business Trust

Domestic and Foreign Professional Corporation Filing: After filing as a Corporation, one or more persons may incorporate a Professional Corporation by filing Articles of Incorporation, including a statement that they’re forming a Professional Corporation and its purpose is to render the specified professional services, with the Secretary of State.

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Key Mississippi Government Resources

Mississippi Secretary of State
125 South Congress Street
Suite 100
Jackson, MS 39201

Mississippi Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 1033
Jackson, MS 39215-1033
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Need a Small Business Compliance Checklist?

Business compliance can slip through the cracks! As your existing business evolves, you are required to file notify the state of any changes. Many business owners lose sight of these requirements and fail to realize they haven’t met compliance requirements.

Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.

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