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Summary of Mississippi Military and Veterans Benefits: The State of Mississippi offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including Tax Exemptions on Military Pay and Retired Military Pay, Property Tax Exemptions, State Employment Assistance and Preferences, Education and Tuition Assistance, Special Military Vehicle Tags, as well as Hunting and Fishing License privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.

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Mississippi State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

What are my Mississippi Military and Veteran State Tax Benefits?

missle launching Combat Pay is Exempt from Mississippi Income Tax: Income paid to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces as additional compensation for hazardous duty pay in a combat zone (designated by the President) is exempt from Mississippi Income Tax.

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Mississippi Tax Exemption for National Guard and Reserve Service Members: The first $15,000 of salary received by those serving in the National Guard or reserve forces is excluded from income. Compensation which qualifies for exclusion includes payment received for inactive duty training (monthly or special drills or meetings,) active duty training (summer camps, special schools, cruises,) and for state active duty (emergency duty.)
Who is eligible for the Mississippi Tax Exemption for National Guard and Reserve Service Members?
Mississippi National Guard and Reserve Service members are eligible for the tax exemption.

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Mother and Daughter playing on the floorMississippi Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA): This Act allows Spouses of military personnel who move to Mississippi due to the Service member's duty assignment to keep their former residency for tax purposes. This does not apply if the Spouse is already a resident of Mississippi. Eligible Spouses should claim an exemption from Mississippi income tax withholding on a revised Mississippi Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate Form 89-350 to be filed with their employers.

NOTE: This exemption only applies to the Spouse of the Service member. The Service member is still subject to Mississippi income tax on non-military income.
Who is eligible for the Mississippi Military Spouse residency Relief Act?
The following requirements must be met by the Spouse:

  • Currently resides in Mississippi

  • Resides in Mississippi solely to live with the Service member Spouse

  • The Service member Spouse is in the state of Mississippi in compliance with military orders; and

  • The state of domicile claimed by the Service member and Spouse must be the same

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Mississippi Retired Military Pay Income Taxes: Retirement income, pensions and annuities are exempt from Mississippi Income Tax if the recipient has met the retirement plan requirements.
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Mississippi State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retired Pay: Mississippi does not tax Veteran’s disability pensions.
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Military Disability Retirement Pay received as a pension, annuity or similar allowance for personal injury or sickness resulting from active service in the Armed Forces should not be included in taxable income if any of the following conditions apply:

  • You were entitled to receive a disability payment before September 25, 1975

  • You were a member of the military (active or reserves) or were under a binding written commitment to become a member on September 24, 1975

  • You receive disability payments for a combat-related injury. This is a personal injury or sickness that:

    • Resulted directly from armed conflict

    • Took place while you were engaged in extra-hazardous service

    • Took place under conditions simulating, including training exercises such as maneuvers, or

    • Was caused by an instrumentality of war

  • You would be entitled to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if you filed an application for it (the exclusion under this condition equals the amount you would be entitled to from the VA)

Learn more about Mississippi Income Tax Exemption for Military Disability Retired Pay