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Mississippi - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 27, 2017 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more
Adams County

973

1,143

1,204

1,342

1,364

Alcorn County

1,033

1,214

1,279

1,426

1,449

Amite County

974

1,144

1,206

1,345

1,366

Attala County

924

1,085

1,143

1,274

1,295

Benton County

1,003

1,178

1,241

1,384

1,406

Bolivar County

1,053

1,237

1,303

1,453

1,476

Calhoun County

872

1,024

1,079

1,203

1,223

Carroll County

1,001

1,176

1,239

1,381

1,404

Chickasaw County

944

1,108

1,168

1,302

1,323

Choctaw County

895

1,051

1,108

1,235

1,255

Claiborne County

908

1,067

1,124

1,253

1,273

Clarke County

941

1,106

1,165

1,299

1,320

Clay County

982

1,153

1,215

1,355

1,377

Coahoma County

999

1,173

1,236

1,378

1,400

Copiah County

1,033

1,214

1,279

1,426

1,449

Covington County

1,025

1,203

1,268

1,414

1,437

DeSoto County

1,276

1,498

1,579

1,761

1,789

Forrest County

1,143

1,342

1,414

1,577

1,602

Franklin County

1,010

1,186

1,250

1,394

1,416

George County

1,175

1,380

1,454

1,621

1,647

Greene County

1,096

1,288

1,357

1,513

1,537

Grenada County

993

1,166

1,229

1,370

1,392

Hancock County

1,232

1,447

1,525

1,700

1,728

Harrison County

1,254

1,473

1,552

1,730

1,758

Hinds County

1,151

1,352

1,425

1,589

1,615

Holmes County

949

1,114

1,174

1,309

1,330

Humphreys County

937

1,101

1,160

1,293

1,314

Issaquena County

1,114

1,309

1,379

1,538

1,562

Itawamba County

995

1,169

1,232

1,374

1,396

Jackson County

1,281

1,504

1,585

1,767

1,796

Jasper County

950

1,116

1,176

1,311

1,332

Jefferson County

952

1,118

1,178

1,313

1,335

Jefferson Davis County

1,028

1,207

1,272

1,418

1,441

Jones County

1,069

1,256

1,323

1,475

1,499

Kemper County

889

1,044

1,100

1,227

1,246

Lafayette County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Lamar County

1,362

1,600

1,686

1,880

1,910

Lauderdale County

1,108

1,301

1,371

1,529

1,553

Lawrence County

994

1,167

1,230

1,371

1,394

Leake County

982

1,153

1,215

1,355

1,377

Lee County

1,147

1,348

1,420

1,583

1,609

Leflore County

1,054

1,237

1,304

1,454

1,477

Lincoln County

1,097

1,289

1,358

1,514

1,539

Lowndes County

1,113

1,307

1,377

1,535

1,560

Madison County

1,472

1,729

1,822

2,032

2,064

Marion County

1,002

1,177

1,240

1,383

1,405

Marshall County

1,146

1,346

1,418

1,581

1,607

Monroe County

1,001

1,176

1,239

1,381

1,404

Montgomery County

985

1,157

1,219

1,359

1,381

Neshoba County

983

1,154

1,216

1,356

1,378

Newton County

974

1,144

1,206

1,345

1,366

Noxubee County

963

1,131

1,192

1,329

1,351

Oktibbeha County

1,195

1,404

1,479

1,649

1,676

Panola County

1,033

1,213

1,278

1,425

1,448

Pearl River County

1,139

1,338

1,410

1,572

1,598

Perry County

1,008

1,183

1,247

1,390

1,413

Pike County

1,011

1,187

1,251

1,395

1,417

Pontotoc County

965

1,133

1,194

1,331

1,353

Prentiss County

960

1,127

1,188

1,325

1,346

Quitman County

835

980

1,033

1,152

1,170

Rankin County

1,259

1,479

1,558

1,737

1,765

Scott County

1,000

1,175

1,238

1,380

1,403

Sharkey County

1,121

1,316

1,387

1,547

1,571

Simpson County

1,004

1,180

1,243

1,386

1,408

Smith County

1,092

1,282

1,351

1,506

1,531

Stone County

1,176

1,382

1,456

1,623

1,650

Sunflower County

975

1,145

1,207

1,346

1,368

Tallahatchie County

854

1,003

1,057

1,179

1,198

Tate County

1,185

1,391

1,466

1,635

1,661

Tippah County

907

1,065

1,122

1,251

1,271

Tishomingo County

920

1,080

1,138

1,269

1,289

Tunica County

947

1,112

1,172

1,307

1,328

Union County

1,012

1,189

1,253

1,397

1,420

Walthall County

1,037

1,218

1,283

1,431

1,454

Warren County

1,169

1,373

1,447

1,613

1,639

Washington County

1,049

1,232

1,298

1,447

1,471

Wayne County

952

1,118

1,178

1,313

1,335

Webster County

1,025

1,204

1,269

1,415

1,438

Wilkinson County

962

1,129

1,190

1,327

1,348

Winston County

995

1,168

1,231

1,373

1,395

Yalobusha County

1,002

1,177

1,240

1,383

1,405

Yazoo County

987

1,159

1,221

1,361

1,383


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