On this page we are describing the sales taxes in the State of Missouri, we aim to educate you on the differences that occur throughout the state so you get a better understanding of it in regards to whether you may have:

  • Have taken a new job in the are
  • Applied for a new school
  • Opened a new bank account in the state of Missouri
  • People who may be unable to find their Social Security Card or have lost it.

What is the lowest and highest sales tax in Missouri?

In the map of Missouri is pictured below there are a total of 115 countries that are within the state. You can go directly to the page and see which area has the highest and lowest sales tax in your county of choice.

Adair Andrew Atchison Audrain Barry Barton Bates Benton Bollinger Boone Buchanan Butler Caldwell Callaway Camden CapeGirardeau Carroll Carter Cass Cedar Chariton Christian Clark Clay Clinton Cole Cooper Crawford Dade Dallas Daviess DeKalb Dent Douglas Dunklin Franklin Gasconade Gentry Greene Grundy Harrison Henry Hickory Holt Howard Howell Iron Jackson Jasper Jefferson Johnson Knox Laclede Lafayette Lawrence Lewis Lincoln Linn Livingston Macon Madison Maries Marion McDonald Mercer Miller Mississippi Moniteau Monroe Montgomery Morgan NewMadrid Newton Nodaway Oregon Osage Ozark Pemiscot Perry Pettis Phelps Pike Platte Polk Pulaski Putnam Ralls Randolph Ray Reynolds Ripley Saint Charles Saint Clair Sttspan>Francois Saint Louis Saint Louis City Ste Saline Schuyler Scotland Scott Shannon Shelby Stoddard Stone Sullivan Taney Texas Vernon Warren Washington Wayne Webster Worth Wright
The state sales tax for businesses and so forth is a standard rate of 4.225% which allows the local government to be able to collect up to another 6.125% on top of this:

  • the average sales tax for the entirety of Missouri is 7.031%,
  • the highest is within the Taney County that consists of Branson and this equates to 10.35% sales tax,
  • the lowest sales tax is in the Bates, St Clair County, which includes cities like Osceola, Collins, Rockville, Roscoe and the sales tax in these areas total to 4.725%

This is a brief overview, and we suggest that you go directly to the page if you wish to get a clearer image of the different ranges of sale tax in a particular county. Please note that the ones that have an asterisk means they are below the usual county level of sales tax.

How to calculate your own sales tax in the state of Missouri.

So, what does this mean for you, if you are looking into how much sales tax you are going to charged dependant on what sort of county you are residing or working out of. You can go ahead and use a sales tax calculator which will give you a section that is exampled below.

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You do need to know the purchase ZIP code and purchase amount in order to get an accurate figure. For an example we will use the amount of $700 and see what the ranges could be from the highest area to the lowest.

In Branson, MO with the highest sales tax of 10.35% would mean that your $700 purchase would incur a $72.45 sales tax, taking the total amount to $772.45.

Whereas in Kansas City, MO the sales tax is only 8.85% and a $700 purchase would equate to $61.95 tax, taking the total to $761.95.

The sales tax calculator makes it as easy as it can be to find out what sort of sales tax you will be charged by simply adding the amount and the ZIP code. Though there might be some purchases that are exempt from sales taxes or have some special leniency which do need to be taken into consideration.

City Sales Tax Rate Zip-code Population
Saint Louis 9.68% 63101, 63102, 63103, 63104, 63106, 63107, 63108, 63109, 63110, 63111, 63112, 63113, 63115, 63116, 63118, 63120, 63139, 63147, 63150, 63155, 63156, 63160, 63164, 63166, 63171, 63177, 63178, 63180, 63199 212479
Kansas City 8.85% 64101, 64102, 64108, 64109, 64110, 64111, 64112, 64113, 64114, 64120, 64121, 64123, 64124, 64125, 64126, 64127, 64128, 64129, 64130, 64131, 64132, 64134, 64136, 64137, 64138, 64139, 64145, 64146, 64147, 64149, 64170, 64191, 64197, 64198, 64999 205318
Springfield 8.10% 65801, 65802, 65803, 65804, 65805, 65806, 65807, 65808, 65814, 65890, 65897, 65898, 65899 138179
Columbia 7.98% 65201, 65202, 65203, 65211, 65212, 65215, 65216, 65217, 65218 96693
Independence 7.85% 64050, 64051, 64052, 64053, 64055, 64056, 64057 89021
Lees Summit 7.85% 64063, 64064, 64081, 64082, 64086 81295
Saint Charles 7.95% 63301, 63303 77502
O Fallon 7.95% 63366, 63368 76281
Florissant 8.99% 63031, 63032, 63033 76114
Saint Joseph 8.45% 64501, 64503, 64504, 64505, 64506, 64507, 64508 66242
Saint Peters 7.95% 63376 63056
Jefferson City 7.73% 65101, 65102, 65103, 65104, 65105, 65109, 65110, 65111 55188
Joplin 8.58% 64801, 64802, 64803, 64804 53991
Chesterfield 8.74% 63005, 63017 53632
Blue Springs 8.60% 64013, 64014, 64015 47708
Fenton 7.74% 63026 38665
Ballwin 8.74% 63011, 63022 32893
Cape Girardeau 8.48% 63701, 63702, 63703 32757
Arnold 8.35% 63010 30888
Liberty 8.85% 64068, 64069 30048
Wentzville 8.45% 63385 29286
Sedalia 8.23% 65301, 65302 26668
Nixa 7.48% 65714 24610
Imperial 7.10% 63052 22817
Ozark 8.35% 65721 22596
Lebanon 5.41% 65536 22561
Belton 9.10% 64012 22429
Rolla 7.60% 65401, 65402, 65409 22373
Festus 6.85% 63028 21809
Jackson 5.73% 63755 20568
Washington 8.85% 63090 19208
Troy 6.98% 63379 19199
Maryland Heights 8.24% 63043 19136
Grandview 8.60% 64030 18797
Farmington 8.35% 63640 18389
Neosho 5.85% 64850 18271
Sikeston 8.23% 63801 18169
West Plains 8.16% 65775 18146
Warrensburg 8.98% 64093 17943
Raymore 8.85% 64083 17550
Carthage 5.45% 64836 17296
Hannibal 8.35% 63401 17161
De Soto 6.85% 63020 16765
Lake Saint Louis 7.95% 63367 16536
Hazelwood 9.99% 63042 16521
Fulton 6.73% 65251 15601
Union 9.48% 63084 14489
High Ridge 7.35% 63049 14290
Grain Valley 8.60% 64029 13841
Republic 8.35% 65738 13596

Why do I need to collect sales tax in Missouri?

You will need to collect sales tax if you have any sort of nexus there, and what this means is that if you have assets that are physical or economic then you need to do this.

Physical meaning having a tangible activity or some sort of presence in any of the states of Missouri, economic nexus is simply passing the states’ economic threshold for total revenue, or the maximum number of transactions that can occur in the period of time within the state.

Two easy ways to see if you have either a physical or economic nexus in any of the counties is the following:
Physical:

  • Tangible personal property
  • Business assets or property
  • Own, renting properties
  • Made more than $500,000 in a service or content delivery in the state

Economic:

  • Made more than $100,000 in sales annually
  • More than 200 transactions in the last calendar year

How do I get a sales tax permit?

The main way to go about this is to register online at the Missouri Business Gateway. Follow the steps that are presented to you and ensure that you have the following to hand to use as information:

  • Business identification information
  • Business entity
  • Location/s that you will be conducting this from
  • Date you will start collecting Missouri sales tax from a business/property
  • NAICS Code (North American Industry Classification System.)

What is the best way to file sales taxes?

Before you think of doing anything else there are three things that we recommend that you do in order to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.

First of all, find out how much tax you owe (remember the sales tax calculator we mentioned before) so that you know how much you need to pay the state at the end. Second is get onto the Missouri Department Of Taxation ready to submit them, and third have the money ready so you can make the payment straight away.

There are two main options as well to filing and paying your Missouri sales tax, these are:

  • Filing online. This is where merchants are required to file all of their sales taxes through the department of taxation in the state of Missouri, you can also pay your taxes on this platform, so it is one to keep close to you for future reference.
  • Filing by mail. Simply fill out the form UST-1, but this is not the recommended way of filing your taxes due to the possibilities of them getting lost in the post and then it could mean that you are subject to late fees if they are not filed within the allotted time.

We hope this document was able to allow you to feel more confident when it comes to sales tax in the state of Missouri depending on where you operate out of.