Tool | January 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.


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The Bottom Line
Map of Missouri

Mixed Tax Picture

Though the Show-Me State has 10 income-tax brackets, all you have to make is $9,000 to reach the top rate of 6%. 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%, and the average combined rate is 7.89%, 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 less than $1,000 of taxable income)

High: 6% (on more than $9,000 of taxable income).

Residents can deduct some of their federal income tax from state taxable income (up to $5,000 per single filer/$10,000 for combined filers)

Effective income tax rate: 5.3%/individual, 5.4%/joint

See’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 $138,400 is $1,387.

See’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

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

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

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%

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Inheritance and Estate Taxes

There is no inheritance tax or estate tax.

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