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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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Missouri state tax quick facts
  • Income tax: 1.5% - 6%
  • Sales tax: 4.725% - 11.363%
  • Property tax: 1.00% average effective rate
  • Gas tax: 17.35 cents per gallon of regular gasoline and 17.30 cents per gallon of diesel.

In 2014, the Missouri legislature voted to cut income taxes in the state for the first time in 100 years. Missouri’s income tax rate currently ranges from 1.5% to 6%. When the cuts begin taking effect in 2018, the top rate will fall from 6% to 5.5% over the course of five years.

The effect will be to reduce Missouri’s income tax from slightly above average to slightly below average, when compared to other states with a personal income tax. 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 7.138%. Local governments also collect property taxes in Missouri, with an average effective rate of 0.99%, slightly below the US average. So how would you fare under Missouri’s tax system? Read on to find out.

Missouri Income Tax

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 1.5% up to 6% for the 2017 tax year (although, again, the top rate will be cut to 5.5% over the next few years). The table below shows the brackets and rates for the Missouri income tax. Joint and single filers pay the same rates.

Income Tax Brackets

All Filers
Missouri Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $990.00%
$100 - $1,0001.50%
$1,000 - $2,0002.00%
$2,000 - $3,0002.50%
$3,000 - $4,0003.00%
$4,000 - $5,0003.50%
$5,000 - $6,0004.00%
$6,000 - $7,0004.50%
$7,000 - $8,0005.00%
$8,000 - $9,0005.50%
$9000+6.00%

The rates in the above table apply to Missouri taxable income. To calculate Missouri taxable income, taxpayers subtract and add certain types of income from their federal adjusted gross income (AGI). For example, contributions made to a qualified 529 plan may be subtracted from AGI, while interest earnings on public bonds outside of Missouri must be added back in.

Once making those adjustments, Missouri taxpayers can claim the Missouri personal exemption, which is $2,100 for individual filers, $4,200 for married filers and $3,500 for heads of household. The exemption for dependents is $1,200.

The final step is to claim deductions. The Missouri standard deduction is $6,200 for individual filers, $12,400 for joint filers and $9,100 for heads of household. The deduction is larger if either you or your spouse is over 65 or blind. Consider looking into the best tax software to help file your tax returns.

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 11%. The table below shows sales tax rates for all the counties and the largest cities in Missouri.

Sales Tax Rates (Updated January 2018)

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%1.500%5.725%
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%1.250%5.475%
Carter4.225%1.500%5.725%
Cass4.225%2.000%6.225%
Cedar4.225%2.250%6.475%
Chariton4.225%1.875%6.100%
Christian4.225%1.750%5.975%
Clark4.225%2.500%6.725%
Clay4.225%1.000%5.225%
Clinton4.225%1.000%5.225%
Cole4.225%1.500%5.725%
Cooper4.225%2.000%6.225%
Crawford4.225%1.875%6.100%
Dade4.225%2.250%6.475%
Dallas4.225%2.000%6.225%
Daviess4.225%2.000%6.225%
DeKalb4.225%1.500%5.725%
Dent4.225%2.250%6.475%
Douglas4.225%1.500%5.725%
Dunklin4.225%1.000%5.225%
Franklin4.225%1.750%5.975%
Gasconade4.225%1.375%5.600%
Gentry4.225%1.000%5.225%
Greene4.225%1.250%5.475%
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%1.520%5.745%
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%2.000%6.225%
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%1.500%5.725%
Reynolds4.225%1.500%5.725%
Ripley4.225%2.000%6.225%
Saline4.225%1.500%5.725%
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%1.725%5.950%
St. Clair4.225%0.500%4.725%
St. Francois4.225%2.125%6.350%
St. Louis4.225%3.388%7.613%
St. Louis (city)4.225%4.954%9.179%
Ste. Genevieve4.225%3.000%7.225%
Stoddard4.225%1.188%5.413%
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%2.000%6.225%
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%
CityState RateCounty + City RateTotal Sales Tax
Arnold4.225%5.125%9.350%
Ballwin4.225%3.888%8.613%
Bellefontaine Neighbors4.225%3.388%8.113%
Belton4.225%4.500%8.975%
Berkeley4.225%4.888%9.613%
Blue Springs4.225%3.750%8.600%
Bolivar4.225%3.875%8.100%
Boonville4.225%4.000%8.225%
Branson4.225%3.375%7.600%
Brentwood4.225%4.388%9.113%
Bridgeton4.225%4.138%8.863%
Cameron4.225%3.750%9.225%
Cape Girardeau4.225%3.750%7.975%
Carthage4.225%3.413%8.200%
Chesterfield4.225%3.888%8.613%
Chillicothe4.225%3.000%7.225%
Clayton4.225%4.388%9.113%
Clinton4.225%3.700%7.800%
Columbia4.225%3.750%7.975%
Crestwood4.225%4.388%9.113%
Creve Coeur4.225%3.638%8.363%
Dardenne Prairie4.225%3.225%7.450%
Des Peres4.225%4.388%9.113%
Dexter4.225%2.875%7.288%
Ellisville4.225%4.138%8.863%
Eureka4.225%3.888%8.613%
Excelsior Springs4.225%4.500%8.725%
Farmington4.225%4.125%8.350%
Ferguson4.225%4.388%9.613%
Festus4.225%4.125%8.350%
Florissant4.225%3.888%8.863%
Fulton4.225%3.500%8.725%
Gladstone4.225%3.500%7.725%
Grain Valley4.225%3.750%8.100%
Grandview4.225%3.750%8.100%
Hannibal4.225%4.625%8.350%
Harrisonville4.225%3.625%8.100%
Hazelwood4.225%4.888%9.613%
Independence4.225%3.500%7.475%
Jackson4.225%3.000%7.225%
Jefferson City4.225%3.500%7.725%
Jennings4.225%4.138%8.863%
Joplin4.225%3.600%8.075%
Kansas City4.225%4.125%8.100%
Kearney4.225%3.000%7.225%
Kennett4.225%3.750%7.975%
Kirksville4.225%3.625%8.350%
Kirkwood4.225%4.388%9.113%
Ladue4.225%4.138%9.863%
Lake Saint Louis4.225%3.725%7.950%
Lebanon4.225%3.188%7.413%
Lee's Summit4.225%3.500%8.475%
Liberty4.225%3.875%9.600%
Manchester4.225%4.138%8.863%
Maplewood4.225%4.388%9.113%
Marshall4.225%3.125%7.725%
Maryland Heights4.225%3.388%8.113%
Maryville4.225%4.250%8.600%
Mexico4.225%4.375%8.850%
Moberly4.225%4.250%8.475%
Monett4.225%3.250%7.975%
Neosho4.225%3.625%7.850%
Nevada4.225%3.500%7.725%
Nixa4.225%3.250%8.475%
Oak Grove4.225%3.750%8.600%
O'Fallon4.225%3.725%7.950%
Olivette4.225%4.388%9.113%
Overland4.225%3.638%8.863%
Ozark4.225%3.750%8.350%
Park Hills4.225%4.250%9.100%
Perryville4.225%3.750%7.975%
Pleasant Hill4.225%5.000%9.475%
Poplar Bluff4.225%3.500%7.725%
Raymore4.225%4.750%9.225%
Raytown4.225%4.000%8.350%
Republic4.225%3.625%8.350%
Richmond Heights4.225%4.388%9.113%
Rolla4.225%3.375%7.600%
Saint Ann4.225%4.138%8.863%
Saint Charles4.225%3.225%7.950%
Saint Joseph4.225%4.225%8.700%
St. Louis4.225%4.454%9.179%
Saint Peters4.225%3.725%7.950%
Sedalia4.225%3.875%8.100%
Sikeston4.225%3.500%8.225%
Smithville4.225%3.000%7.225%
Springfield4.225%3.375%7.600%
Sunset Hills4.225%4.138%8.863%
Town and Country4.225%4.138%8.863%
Troy4.225%4.250%8.475%
Union4.225%4.250%8.975%
University City4.225%4.388%9.113%
Warrensburg4.225%4.125%8.350%
Warrenton4.225%3.750%8.975%
Washington4.225%4.125%8.350%
Webb City4.225%3.475%7.950%
Webster Groves4.225%4.388%9.113%
Wentzville4.225%4.225%8.450%
West Plains4.225%2.937%7.662%
Wildwood4.225%3.388%8.113%

In some cities rates vary depending on where you are. For example, in Arnold, Missouri the sales tax rate in the Arnold Retail Corridor is 9.35%. In other parts of the city it is 8.35% and in Richardson Crossing (a shopping center) it is 8.85%.

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, up to $1,500 per appliance. The “Show-Me Green” sales tax holiday lasted for seven days in April of 2017.

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 the Show Me State 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 1.00%, which is 5th-lowest in the country. St. Louis County has the highest effective property rates in Missouri at 1.41%, while Shannon County has the lowest at just 0.45%.

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 $1.68 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 17.35 cents per gallon of regular gasoline and 17.3 cents per gallon of diesel. That is the third-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

Where you live can have a big impact on both which types of taxes you have to pay each year and how much money you spend on them. SmartAsset calculated the amount of money a specific person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county in the country and ranked the lowest to highest tax burden.

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 less income tax. This product 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 down 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 rank the counties to calculate a total tax burden.

Sources: US Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey, Government Sources, Avalara, American Petroleum Institute, GasBuddy, UMTRI, Federal Highway Administration, SmartAsset