Tool | Updated October 2018

State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules — on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more — across the U.S.

Missouri

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The Bottom Line
Map of Missouri

Mixed Tax Picture

Missouri took steps in 2018 to reduce its income tax bite, which has historically been a big one, with most taxpayers hit by its top marginal rate (5.9% for 2018). That rate drops to 5.4% in 2019, and could go as low as 5.1% in future years if the state meets revenue targets. However, at the same time, lawmakers decided to partially phase out Missouri taxpayers’ ability to deduct a portion of their federal tax liability from their state taxes. Income limits now apply.

Missouri’s sales and property taxes are middle of the road; fuel taxes notably low.

Sales Tax

4.225% state levy. Localities can add as much as 5.39%, and the average combined rate is 8.03%, according to the Tax Foundation. Food that qualifies for the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) and is intended for home consumption is taxed at 1.225%; local tax is also due.

Income Tax Range

Low: 1.5% (on taxable income $100 or more)

High: 5.9% (on more than $9,072 of taxable income) (Brackets are 2017 values) Kansas City and St. Louis have an earnings tax of 1 percent.

See Kiplinger.com’s Retiree Tax Map to learn how Missouri taxes Social Security income and other forms of retirement income.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.17 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.17 per gallon.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on Missouri’s median home value of $141,200 is $1,408.

See Kiplinger.com’s Retiree Tax Map for details on tax breaks for seniors in Missouri.

Vehicle Taxes

State and local sales taxes are due on purchases.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $0.17 per pack
Other tobacco products: 10% of the wholesale price

Beer: $0.06 per gallon
Wine: $0.42 per gallon
Liquor: $2.00 per gallon

Travel Taxes

Hotel: There is no statewide lodging tax. Localities, however, can add their own lodging taxes. Sales tax is charged. In St. Louis, this adds up to 15%.

Rental cars: 4%

Taxes On Wireless Service

14.79%

Inheritance and Estate Taxes

There is no inheritance tax or estate tax.

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