Taxes in Missouri

Missouri Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens

How does Missouri’s tax code compare? Missouri has a graduated individual income tax, with rates ranging from 1.50 percent to 5.40 percent. There are also jurisdictions that collect local income taxes. Missouri has a 4.0 percent corporate income tax rate. Missouri has a 4.225 percent state sales tax rate, a max local sales tax rate of 5.763 percent, an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 8.29 percent. Missouri’s tax system ranks 13th overall on our 2022 State Business Tax Climate Index.

 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 collect tax revenue? Click the tabs below to learn more! You can also explore our state tax maps, which are compiled from our annual publication, Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare?

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