2013 Mississippi Income Tax Table
2012 - 2013
 Tax Bracket (Single) Marginal Tax Rate \$0+ 3.00% \$5,000+ 4.00% \$10,000+ 5.00%
 Tax Bracket (Couple) Marginal Tax Rate \$0+ 3.00% \$5,000+ 4.00% \$10,000+ 5.00%

Mississippi has three marginal tax brackets, ranging from 3.00% (the lowest Mississippi tax bracket) to 5.00% (the highest Mississippi tax bracket). Each marginal rate only applies to earnings within the applicable marginal tax bracket, which are the same in Mississippi for single filers and couples filing jointly. The Federal Income Tax, by contrast, has different tax brackets for married, single, and Head of Household taxpayers.

What is my Mississippi tax bracket?

Technically, you don't have just one "tax bracket" - you pay all of the Mississippi marginal tax rates from the lowest tax bracket to the tax bracket in which you earned your last dollar. For comparison purposes, however, your Mississippi tax bracket is the tax bracket in which your last earned dollar in any given tax period falls.

You can think of the bracketed income tax as a flat amount for all of the money you earned up to your highest tax bracket, plus a marginal percentage of any amount you earned over that.

For earnings between \$0.00 and \$5,000, you'll pay 3.00%
For earnings between \$5,000.00 and \$10,000, you'll pay 4.00% plus \$150.00
For earnings over \$10,000.00, you'll pay 5.00% plus \$350.00
For earnings between \$0.00 and \$5,000, you'll pay 3.00%
For earnings between \$5,000.00 and \$10,000, you'll pay 4.00% plus \$150.00
For earnings over \$10,000.00, you'll pay 5.00% plus \$350.00
Mississippi Income Tax Examples

Mississippi Tax Estimator

You can use the income tax estimator to the left to calculate your approximate Mississippi and Federal income tax based on the most recent tax brackets.

Keep in mind that this estimator assumes all income is from wages, assumes the standard deduction, and does not account for tax credits.

For a more detailed estimate that takes these factors into account, click "View Detailed Estimate" (this will will redirect to an external website).

Deductions

When calculating your Mississippi income tax, keep in mind that the Mississippi state income tax brackets are only applied to your adjusted gross income (AGI) after you have made any qualifying deductions.

Qualifying deductions might include an itemized deduction, the Mississippi standard deduction, exemptions for dependants, business expenses, etc.

Remember that Mississippi may have very different deduction laws from the Federal Income Tax, so you may have to write a whole new list of deductions for your Mississippi income tax return.