State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families. Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map Missouri Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Mixed Tax Picture Missouri recently lowered its top income tax rate from 5.9% to 5.4%; just as well, since that rate is imposed on income over $8,704 (for 2021). Even so, the Show-Me State's income tax bite is average, and the same holds true for its property taxes. While general sales taxes run high, fuel taxes are among the lowest in the country. Income Tax Range Low: 1.5% (on taxable income from $109 to $1,088)High: 5.4% (on more than $8,704 of taxable income)Missouri law calls for a 0.7% reduction in the top income tax rate over a period of years in 0.1% increments, but each rate cut is effective only if net general revenue collections hit a certain trigger amount. However, in 2024, the top rate will be reduced by 0.1% without regard to revenue collections.Kansas City and St. Louis also impose an earnings tax. Sales Tax 4.225% state levy. Localities can add as much as 5.763%, and the average combined rate is 8.25%, according to the Tax Foundation.Groceries: Taxable (1.225% state rate; additional local taxes may apply)Clothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: TaxablePrescription Drugs: Exempt Real Property Taxes In Missouri, the median property tax rate is $930 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 19.92¢ per gallon. Diesel: 19.92¢ per gallon. Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $0.17 per packOther tobacco products: 10% of the wholesale priceBeer: $0.06 per gallonWine: $0.42 per gallonLiquor: $2 per gallon Annual Car Taxes and Fees An annual vehicle property tax based on the car's value is imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.