USA State Payroll Rates + Resources: State of Mississippi: Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments


This documentation outlines the processes and requirements associated with reporting and making payments for unemployment insurance in the state of Mississippi.

Unemployment Insurance Reporting & Payments

Quarterly wage reports and taxes are due by the last day of the month following the close of each calendar quarter. We list the quarterly due dates below:

QuarterMonths In QuarterDue Date
1st QuarterJanuary - MarchApril 30th 
2nd QuarterApril - JuneJuly 31st
3rd QuarterJuly - SeptemberOctober 31st
4th QuarterOctober - DecemberJanuary 31st 

Employers should file quarterly tax and wage reports on the Mississippi Department of Employment Security website.

Good to Know!

The 2021 taxable wage base is $14,000 and the new employer rate is 1.0% (for the first year).

For more information see the Employer Reference Guide.