Quick Reference Filing Guide to Mississippi


Mississippi.gov is the State of Mississippi's official web site, and as such it is a well organized portal to a host of information and services that the Magnolia State has to offer visitors and citizens. There are quite a few pages within the State's umbrella, though you have to go down a few levels to access many of them. A business link from the front page makes it a little easier to find relevant material regarding starting and maintaining a business in Mississippi.

Secretary of State

Much information, including forms, and instructions, can be accessed on the Secretary's pages. The forms require that you download the OmniForm Internet Filler Plug-in and also a barcode font.

Business Development

Your business connection is the Mississippi Development Authority. The Department of Economic and Community Development recently underwent a name, and apparently, an attitude change. They seem to be committed to bringing business to Mississippi, and to helping exiting businesses thrive. For instance, they offer publications on international business opportunities in seven different languages, including: English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.


Visit the pages of the Mississippi Supreme Court to learn more about the legal system in Mississippi. You can also perform a keyword search of the Mississippi Code from their pages.


Anyone considering opening a new business in the state of Mississippi may be liable for taxes. The State Tax Commission is the office that you will need to register with. Registration applications for Income and Franchise Tax, Withholding Tax, Sales Tax, Use Tax, and other general business taxes are available online in PDF format.


The Mississippi Legislature's site relies too much on large image maps, which are slow to load, and an ftp site with which to download legislation from previous years. There is information in there somewhere, but it is slow, and difficult to get through to.