Mississippi’s new tax man listed myriad ways the state could raise more money — from alcohol to use taxes — at the final hearing of a special panel of lawmakers searching for comprehensive tax reform.
“I don’t know exactly what your goal is or where you’re going,” said state Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson, a former longtime lawmaker who took his new post in July. “I’m not on the policy side now … Some of this may be controversial, but I’m just laying it out there as options.”
Frierson also laid out some potential tax cuts that could help the average working stiffs — the 87 percent of taxpayers in Mississippi who make less than $100,000 a year. He said Mississippi has the sixth lowest corporate tax rate of those who levy such a tax.