Taxes in Missouri

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Missouri is no exception. The first step towards understanding Missouri’s tax code is knowing the basics.

How does Missouri rank?  Below, we have highlighted a number of tax rates, ranks, and measures detailing Missouri’s income tax, business tax, sales tax, and property tax systems. Click the tabs below to explore!

Top Individual Income Tax Rate

5.4%

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State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita

$1053

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State and Local Tax Burden

9.3%

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Tax Freedom Day

April 9

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Top Corporate Income Tax Rate

6.25%

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State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking

14

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State Sales Tax Rate

4.225%

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Average Local Sales Tax Rate

3.90%

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Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate

8.13%

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State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita

$590

State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)

17.35¢

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State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)

$0.17

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Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value

0.97%

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State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita

$971


Featured Articles

Local Income Taxes in 2019

July 30, 2019

Sales Tax Holidays: Politically Expedient but Poor Tax Policy, 2019

July 24, 2019

Tax Changes Taking Effect January 1, 2019

December 27, 2018

2019 State Business Tax Climate Index

September 26, 2018


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Tax Changes Taking Effect January 1, 2019

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Results of 2018 State and Local Tax Ballot Initiatives

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September 10, 2018

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July 23, 2018

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July 11, 2018

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June 15, 2018

Missouri Corporate Tax Reform Bill Receives Bipartisan Support, But Prospects Uncertain

April 26, 2018

Missouri Senate Approves Corporate Tax Cuts

April 16, 2018

Three Tax Plans Under Consideration in Missouri

April 11, 2018

Missouri Bill Would Sunset 47 Tax Credits

December 13, 2017

Why Does Missouri Want a Gross Receipts Tax?

September 26, 2017

Will a New St. Louis Stadium Sales Tax Proposal be a Shutout?

December 20, 2016

Lunch Links: Clinton Holds Back Details on Business Tax Plan; Leading Economists Sign Letter of Opposition to Trump; Los Angeles Weighs Separate Marijuana Taxes from Statewide Proposition; Kansas Once Again Misses Revenue Projection

November 2, 2016

Lunch Links: Schumer Pushes for Social Security Boost; Impact of Passing Tobacco Tax Initiatives in Missouri; Marylanders to Vote on Further Tax for Subway Improvements

October 24, 2016