Real Property Taxes
A Tax is levied on land, buildings, and other structures. Single family homes occupied by owner are assessed at 10% of the appraised value. All other real property is at 15% of the appraised value. Appraisal date is January 1 each year.
Homeowners, whose mortgage company does pay through escrow, are billed in December. Taxes are due in January and become delinquent after February 1. Property with delinquent taxes will be sold at auction the last Monday in August.
How Real Estate Tax Is Calculated
$100,000 X 10 % = $10,000
$10,000 divided by 1000 = 10
10 X $105.37 = $1053.70
If owner qualifies for homestead exemption, tax relief is in the form of credit and is based on assessed value and age of applicant.
Can You Appeal An Appraisal
Personal Property Tax
Personal effects, household goods, money and securities are not taxed.
Vehicle values are established by the State Tax Commission and are based on the suggested retail price less depreciation. A vehicle is subject tax if it is normally garaged or parked in Lamar County.
Tax on a vehicle is paid for the years in advance commencing the day it is registered.
New residents in the state must be registered within 7 working days of purchase.
Business property is assessed at 15% of appraised value. All business owners are required to file a rendition by April 1, each year. The appraisal of business property is based on replacement cost new less depreciation.
Mobile home values are established by the State Tax Commission. Tax is due in January for the calendar year in advance.
How Motor Vehicle Tax Is Calculated
$20,000 X 30% = $6000
$6000 divided by 1000 = 6 X $103.37 = $620.22
MS legislative credit for motor vehicles is 5.25% of the assessed value.
$6000 X 5.25% = $315 $620.22 – $315 = $305.22
In addition to taxes, the following tag and privilege fees apply. Automobiles – $25 Pickup truck – $17.20
How Personal Property (Other Than Vehicle) Is Calculated
The current tax rate for personal property tax outside any city is 103.37 mills of $103.37 per $1000 of assessed value. Business property valued at $10,000 X 15% = $1500
$1500 divided by 1000 = 1.5 X $103.37 = $155.06
Business / Property Privilege License
Business and professional occupations must purchase a privilege license. License applications must be filed prior to starting a new business and annually there after. License fee is based on size of business. Only those outside any city are required to have a county license.
Real Estate And Personal Property
Ownership and values as a January 1. Tax rolls to Board of Supervisors July 1. Appeal deadline Aug 1. Tax statement mailed in December due Feb. 1.
New applications from Jan. 1 to April 1.
COUNTY BUDGET approved in August – TAX RATE set in September by the Board of Supervisors.
For more information:
Call (601) 794-1020 during normal business hours. ( 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. Monday – Friday )