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Overview of Missouri Taxes

Missouri has a progressive income tax. There is a statewide sales tax, as well as additional county and city rates. The average effective property tax rate in Missouri is slightly below the national average. Retired? Use our Retirement Income Tax Calculator.

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    Our income tax calculator calculates your federal, state and local taxes based on several key inputs: your household income, location, filing status and number of personal exemptions. Also, we separately calculate the federal income taxes you will owe in the 2019 - 2020 filing season based on the Trump Tax Plan.

    How Income Taxes Are Calculated

    • First, we calculate your adjusted gross income (AGI) by taking your total household income and reducing it by certain items such as contributions to your 401(k).
    • Next, from AGI we subtract exemptions and deductions (either itemized or standard) to get your taxable income. Exemptions can be claimed for each taxpayer as well as dependents such as one’s spouse or children.
    • Based on your filing status, your taxable income is then applied to the the tax brackets to calculate your federal income taxes owed for the year.
    • Your location will determine whether you owe local and / or state taxes.
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Taxes in Missouri

Missouri State Tax Quick Facts

  • Income tax: 0% - 5.40%
  • Sales tax: 4.225% - 10.35%
  • Property tax: 0.99% average effective rate
  • Gas tax: 17.42 cents per gallon of regular gasoline and diesel

In 2014, the Missouri legislature voted to cut income taxes in the state for the first time in 100 years. Starting with tax year 2014, the top tax rate started falling from 6% to 5.4% over the course of five years. The income tax rates for the 2019 tax year (which you file in 2020) range from 0% to 5.4%.

Residents of and people who work in Kansas City or St. Louis must also pay a 1% earnings tax, which will keep their tax bills somewhat higher than average.

The state’s sales tax system consists of a statewide rate of 4.225% and additional local rates of between 0.5% and 6.125%. Local governments also collect property taxes in Missouri, with an average effective rate of 0.99%, slightly below the U.S. average.

A financial advisor in Missouri can help you understand how taxes fit into your overall financial goals. Financial advisors can also help with investing and financial plans, including retirement, homeownership, insurance and more, to make sure you are preparing for the future.

Missouri Income Taxes

Missouri’s personal income tax is structured in a similar manner to the federal income tax, with marginal rates based on each taxpayer’s level of income. The rates range from 0% up to 5.4% for the 2019 tax year. Joint and single filers pay the same rates.

Income Tax Brackets

All Filers
Missouri Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $1040.0%
$104 - $1,0531.5%
$1,053 - $2,1062.0%
$2,106 - $3,1592.5%
$3,159 - $4,2123.0%
$4,212 - $5,2653.5%
$5,265 - $6,3184.0%
$6,318 - $7,3714.5%
$7,371 - $8,4245.0%
$8,424+5.4%

The rates in the table above apply to Missouri taxable income. To calculate Missouri taxable income, taxpayers take their federal adjusted gross income (AGI) and then subtract or add certain types of income. For example, contributions made to a qualified 529 college savings plan may be subtracted from AGI, while interest earnings on public bonds outside of Missouri must be added back in. However, there is no longer a personal exemption for single or joint filers in Missouri.

The final step is to claim deductions. The Missouri standard deduction is tied to the federal deduction; this means that for the 2019 tax year, it’s $12,200 for individual filers, $24,400 for joint filers and $18,350 for heads of household. The deduction is larger if either you or your spouse is over 65 or blind.

For taxpayers who itemize deductions on their federal tax return, there is also an option to do so on their state return. (Taxpayers who do not itemize federally cannot do so on their state return.) Federal deductions will carry over to the state return, and additional deductions can be claimed, most importantly the deduction for federal income taxes paid. The federal income tax deduction allows Missouri taxpayers to deduct federal income taxes paid, up to a limit of $5,000 for single filers and $10,000 for joint filers.

In addition to the state tax, St. Louis and Kansas City both collect their own earning taxes of 1%. Residents and anyone who works in either city must pay this tax. They are the only cities in Missouri that collect their own income taxes.

Missouri Sales Tax

Sales taxes are another important source of revenue for state and local governments in Missouri. The Missouri statewide rate is 4.225%, which by itself would be among the lowest in the country. However, since counties and cities also levy sales taxes, actual rates are often much higher, in some areas exceeding 10.350%. The table below shows sales tax rates for all the counties and the largest cities in Missouri.

Sales Tax Rates(Updated January 2020)

County
CountyState RateCounty RateTotal Sales Tax
Adair4.225%1.375%5.600%
Andrew4.225%1.700%5.925%
Atchison4.225%2.250%6.475%
Audrain4.225%2.125%6.350%
Barry4.225%1.500%5.725%
Barton4.225%1.500%5.725%
Bates4.225%1.000%5.225%
Benton4.225%2.000%6.225%
Bollinger4.225%1.625%5.850%
Boone4.225%1.750%5.975%
Buchanan4.225%1.600%5.825%
Butler4.225%1.000%5.225%
Caldwell4.225%2.500%6.725%
Callaway4.225%1.500%5.725%
Camden4.225%1.250%5.475%
Cape Girardeau4.225%1.000%5.225%
Carroll4.225%1.500%5.725%
Carter4.225%1.500%5.725%
Cass4.225%2.000%6.225%
Cedar4.225%2.250%6.475%
Chariton4.225%1.750%5.975%
Christian4.225%1.750%5.975%
Clark4.225%2.500%6.725%
Clay4.225%1.250%5.475%
Clinton4.225%1.000%5.225%
Cole4.225%1.500%5.725%
Cooper4.225%2.000%6.225%
Crawford4.225%2.375%6.600%
Dade4.225%2.250%6.475%
Dallas4.225%2.000%6.225%
Daviess4.225%2.000%6.225%
DeKalb4.225%2.000%6.225%
Dent4.225%2.250%6.475%
Douglas4.225%1.500%5.725%
Dunklin4.225%1.500%5.725%
Franklin4.225%2.250%6.475%
Gasconade4.225%1.375%5.600%
Gentry4.225%1.000%5.225%
Greene4.225%1.750%5.975%
Grundy4.225%1.500%5.725%
Harrison4.225%1.250%5.475%
Henry4.225%1.450%5.675%
Hickory4.225%1.500%5.725%
Holt4.225%2.500%6.725%
Howard4.225%2.625%6.850%
Howell4.225%1.437%5.662%
Iron4.225%2.000%6.225%
Jackson4.225%1.375%5.600%
Jasper4.225%1.225%5.450%
Jefferson4.225%2.125%6.350%
Johnson4.225%2.250%6.475%
Knox4.225%2.500%6.725%
Laclede4.225%1.188%5.413%
Lafayette4.225%1.625%5.850%
Lawrence4.225%1.625%5.850%
Lewis4.225%3.125%7.350%
Lincoln4.225%2.250%6.475%
Linn4.225%2.000%6.225%
Livingston4.225%1.250%5.475%
Macon4.225%2.125%6.350%
Madison4.225%2.000%6.225%
Maries4.225%1.666%5.891%
Marion4.225%1.875%6.100%
McDonald4.225%2.000%6.225%
Mercer4.225%2.250%6.475%
Miller4.225%1.000%5.225%
Mississippi4.225%1.750%5.975%
Moniteau4.225%2.250%6.475%
Monroe4.225%1.500%5.725%
Montgomery4.225%2.250%6.475%
Morgan4.225%1.500%5.725%
New Madrid4.225%2.000%6.225%
Newton4.225%1.125%5.350%
Nodaway4.225%2.000%6.225%
Oregon4.225%2.000%6.225%
Osage4.225%1.750%5.975%
Ozark4.225%2.500%6.725%
Pemiscot4.225%2.500%6.725%
Perry4.225%1.875%6.100%
Pettis4.225%1.000%5.225%
Phelps4.225%1.125%5.350%
Pike4.225%2.562%6.787%
Platte4.225%1.375%5.600%
Polk4.225%1.375%5.600%
Pulaski4.225%1.250%5.475%
Putnam4.225%2.000%6.225%
Ralls4.225%2.500%6.725%
Randolph4.225%1.750%5.975%
Ray4.225%2.500%6.725%
Reynolds4.225%1.500%5.725%
Ripley4.225%2.000%6.225%
Saline4.225%2.000%6.225%
Schuyler4.225%2.000%6.225%
Scotland4.225%1.250%5.475%
Scott4.225%1.000%5.225%
Shannon4.225%1.000%5.225%
Shelby4.225%1.500%5.725%
St. Charles4.225%1.500%5.725%
St. Clair4.225%1.500%5.725%
St. Francois4.225%1.500%5.725%
St. Louis4.225%1.500%5.725%
St. Louis (city)4.225%1.500%5.725%
Ste. Genevieve4.225%3.000%7.225%
Stoddard4.225%2.188%6.413%
Stone4.225%1.750%5.975%
Sullivan4.225%2.750%6.975%
Taney4.225%1.875%6.100%
Texas4.225%1.875%6.100%
Vernon4.225%1.000%5.225%
Warren4.225%2.500%6.725%
Washington4.225%3.000%7.225%
Wayne4.225%1.500%5.725%
Webster4.225%2.083%6.308%
Worth4.225%1.875%6.100%
Wright4.225%1.875%6.100%
City
CityState RateCounty + City RateTotal Sales Tax
Arnold4.225%6.125%10.350%
Ballwin4.225%4.388%8.613%
Bellefontaine Neighbors4.225%3.888%8.113%
Belton4.225%4.750%8.975%
Berkeley4.225%5.388%9.613%
Blue Springs4.225%5.375%9.600%
Bolivar4.225%3.875%8.100%
Boonville4.225%4.000%8.225%
Branson4.225%3.875%8.100%
Brentwood4.225%4.888%9.113%
Bridgeton4.225%4.638%8.863%
Cameron4.225%4.000%8.225%
Cape Girardeau4.225%3.750%7.975%
Carthage4.225%3.975%8.200%
Chesterfield4.225%4.388%8.613%
Chillicothe4.225%3.500%7.725%
Clayton4.225%4.888%9.113%
Clinton4.225%3.575%7.800%
Columbia4.225%3.750%7.975%
Crestwood4.225%4.888%9.113%
Creve Coeur4.225%4.138%8.363%
Dardenne Prairie4.225%3.725%7.950%
Des Peres4.225%4.888%9.113%
Dexter4.225%4.063%8.288%
Ellisville4.225%4.638%8.863%
Eureka4.225%4.888%9.113%
Excelsior Springs4.225%4.750%8.975%
Farmington4.225%4.125%8.350%
Ferguson4.225%5.388%9.613%
Festus4.225%4.125%8.350%
Florissant4.225%4.638%8.863%
Fulton4.225%4.000%8.225%
Gladstone4.225%3.750%7.975%
Grain Valley4.225%3.875%8.100%
Grandview4.225%4.375%8.600%
Hannibal4.225%4.125%8.350%
Harrisonville4.225%3.875%8.100%
Hazelwood4.225%5.388%9.613%
Independence4.225%3.625%7.850%
Jackson4.225%3.500%7.725%
Jefferson City4.225%3.500%7.725%
Jennings4.225%4.638%8.863%
Joplin4.225%3.850%8.075%
Kansas City4.225%4.375%8.600%
Kearney4.225%4.250%8.475%
Kennett4.225%4.750%8.975%
Kirksville4.225%4.125%8.350%
Kirkwood4.225%4.888%9.113%
Ladue4.225%4.638%8.863%
Lake St. Louis4.225%2.250%6.475%
Lebanon4.225%3.188%7.413%
Lee's Summit4.225%2.250%6.475%
Liberty4.225%4.625%8.850%
Manchester4.225%4.638%8.863%
Maplewood4.225%4.888%9.113%
Marshall4.225%4.000%8.225%
Maryland Heights4.225%3.888%8.113%
Maryville4.225%4.375%8.600%
Mexico4.225%4.625%8.850%
Moberly4.225%4.250%8.475%
Monett4.225%4.250%8.475%
Neosho4.225%3.625%7.850%
Nevada4.225%3.500%7.725%
Nixa4.225%3.250%7.475%
Oak Grove4.225%4.375%8.600%
O'Fallon4.225%3.725%7.950%
Olivette4.225%4.888%9.113%
Overland4.225%4.638%8.863%
Ozark4.225%4.125%8.350%
Park Hills4.225%4.875%9.100%
Perryville4.225%3.750%7.975%
Pleasant Hill4.225%5.250%9.475%
Poplar Bluff4.225%3.500%7.725%
Raymore4.225%5.000%9.225%
Raytown4.225%4.125%8.350%
Republic4.225%4.125%8.350%
Richmond Heights4.225%4.888%9.113%
Rolla4.225%3.375%7.600%
St. Ann4.225%2.000%6.225%
St. Charles4.225%2.000%6.225%
St. Joseph4.225%2.000%6.225%
St. Louis4.225%2.000%6.225%
St. Peters4.225%2.000%6.225%
Sedalia4.225%3.875%8.100%
Sikeston4.225%4.000%8.225%
Smithville4.225%3.750%7.975%
Springfield4.225%3.875%8.100%
Sunset Hills4.225%4.638%8.863%
Town and Country4.225%4.638%8.863%
Troy4.225%4.250%8.475%
Union4.225%5.250%9.475%
University City4.225%4.888%9.113%
Warrensburg4.225%4.125%8.350%
Warrenton4.225%5.250%9.475%
Washington4.225%4.625%8.850%
Webb City4.225%3.725%7.950%
Webster Groves4.225%4.888%9.113%
Wentzville4.225%4.225%8.450%
West Plains4.225%3.437%7.662%
Wildwood4.225%3.888%8.113%

There are two statewide sales tax holidays in Missouri every year. During those holidays, specific items can be purchased without having to pay the state sales tax. Some cities opt out of the holiday and still charge local sales tax. The “Back to School” sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and runs through the weekend, with exemptions for clothing items costing up to $100, school supplies costing up to $50, computer software up to $350 and personal computers up to $1,500.

The other sales tax holiday is the “Show-Me Green” holiday. It applies to certain Energy Star appliances, including washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and stoves, all up to $1,500 per appliance. The “Show-Me Green” sales tax holiday lasts for seven days in April.

Most food that can be purchased at a grocery store is taxed at a reduced rate, generally 3% less than the rates listed above. (Missouri charges a state sales tax of just 1.225% on groceries.) Those reduced rates, however, do not apply to prepared food, as you would purchase at a restaurant or cafeteria.

Missouri Property Tax

Homeowners in Missouri pay property taxes on their real estate, with rates varying depending on location and the type of property. The average effective rate for the entire state is 0.99%, which ranks 25th among U.S. states. St. Louis County has the state’s highest effective property rates, at 1.41%, while Shannon County has the lowest at just 0.39%.

Seniors and disabled persons in Missouri may claim a property tax credit on their tax return. The credit depends on household income and total taxes paid. It is worth up to $1,100 for homeowners and $750 for renters.

If you’re looking to buy a home in the Show Me State, head to our mortgage guide page, where you will find all the essential details about mortgages in Missouri.

Missouri Cigarette Tax

Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax of any state in the country, at just 17 cents per pack of 20. That tax rate hasn't changed since 1993. The national average is $1.73 per pack.

Missouri Estate Tax

There is no estate tax in the state of Missouri.

Missouri Gas Tax

The state gasoline tax in Missouri is 17.42 cents per gallon of regular gasoline and diesel. That is the lowest gas tax in the country.

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  • Missouri is the only state that has two Federal Reserve Banks. One is in Kansas City and the other is in St. Louis.
  • The highest point in Missouri is Taum Sauk Mountain at 1,772 feet. It is in the Saint Francois Mountains.

Places with the Lowest Tax Burden

Are you curious how your tax burden stacks up against others in your state? SmartAsset’s interactive map highlights the counties with the lowest tax burden. Scroll over any county in the state to learn about taxes in that specific area.

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Methodology

To find the places with the lowest tax burdens, SmartAsset calculated the amount of money a specific person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county in the country.

To better compare income tax burdens across counties, we used the national median household income. We then applied relevant deductions and exemptions before calculating federal, state and local income taxes.

In order to determine sales tax burden, we estimated that 35% of take-home (after-tax) pay is spent on taxable goods. We multiplied the average sales tax rate for a county by the household income after taxes. This balance is then multiplied by 35% to estimate the sales tax paid.For property taxes, we compared the median property taxes paid in each county.

For fuel taxes, we first distributed statewide vehicle miles traveled to the county level using the number of vehicles in each county. We then calculated the total number of licensed drivers within each county. The countywide miles were then distributed amongst the licensed drivers in the county, which gave us the miles driven per licensed driver. Using the nationwide average fuel economy, we calculated the average gallons of gas used per driver in each county and multiplied that by the fuel tax.

We then added the dollar amount for income, sales, property and fuel taxes to calculate a total tax burden. Finally, each county was ranked and indexed, on a scale of 0 to100. The county with the lowest tax burden received a score of 100 and the remaining counties in the study were scored based on how closely their tax burden compares.

Sources: US Census Bureau 2018 American Community Survey, Government Sources, Avalara, American Petroleum Institute, GasBuddy, UMTRI, Federal Highway Administration, SmartAsset