With the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, South Dakota v. Wayfair, states are now allowed to tax internet sales for companies without a nexus in the state. With this result, there will be a significant increase in use/internet sales tax collected by the State of Mississippi. We believe that this revenue needs to be shared with our cities and towns.
We have created a tool kit with various items your city can use to encourage state legislators to include meaningful funding for cities and towns in any legislation for infrastructure funding that might be considered during a special session. Among other items in this tool kit, you will find a sample resolution template that you can use at your town's next board meeting to formally announce your support of this campaign!
Click here to view a PDF of the entire tool kit.
Click below to access the word document version of the templates so that you can edit them to fit your city's needs.
- Resolution Template
- Press Release Template
- Template Letter to Legislators
- Template Letter to the Editor
- Talking Points for Civic Club Presentations
- Script for TV/Radio Commentary
It is critical that you join the League and municipalities across the state in encouraging the Mississippi Legislature to "Balance the Scales with Internet Sales!" Thank you for your active participation in this effort!