Missouri Income Tax Calculator

Estimate your Missouri income tax burden

Updated for 2024 tax year on Feb 16, 2024

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Missouri state taxes

Quick Missouri tax facts

  • State income tax: 0% to 5.4%
  • Local payroll tax: only in Kansas City and St. Louis
  • State sales tax: 4.225%
  • Property tax: 0.93%
  • Gas tax: 17 cents per gallon
  • Tobacco tax: 17 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes
  • Insurance premium tax: 2% to 5%
Missouri United States

From Wikipedia

Missouri income taxes

Missouri’s state income tax operates on a graduated scale, ranging from 1.5% to a maximum rate of 5.4%. The progression to the maximum rate is through multiple income brackets.

Unlike some states, Missouri does not impose a state payroll tax. This absence can potentially lower the total tax burden for both employers and employees. Local income tax is only imposed in Kansas City and St. Louis at a rate of 1%. Therefore, residents living and working outside these cities do not pay local income tax.

Missouri offers a state standard deduction which aligns with the federal standard deduction, but no personal and dependent exemptions.

Calculate your income tax in Missouri

Calculating your Missouri state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − Standard/Itemized deductions = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State income tax brackets

The income tax in Missouri is based solely on your total taxable income (combined taxable income for married filers) regardless of your filing status.

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2023 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 - $1,207 0%
$1,207 - $2,414 2.00%
$2,414 - $3,621 2.50%
$3,621 - $4,828 3.00%
$4,828 - $6,035 3.50%
$6,035 - $7,242 4.00%
$7,242 - $8,449 4.50%
$8,449+ 4.95%
2022 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $111 0%
$111 - $1,121 1.5%
$1,121 - $2,242 2%
$2,242 - $3,363 2.5%
$3,363 - $4,484 3%
$4,484 - $5,605 3.5%
$5,605 - $6,726 4%
$6,726 - $7,847 4.5%
$7,847 - $8,968 5%
$8,968+ 5.4%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $108 0%
$108 – $1,088 1.5%
$1,088 – $2,176 2%
$2,176 – $3,264 2.5%
$3,264 – $4,352 3%
$4,352 – $5,440 3.5%
$5,440 – $6,528 4%
$6,528 – $7,616 4.5%
$7,616 – $8,704 5%
$8,704+ 5.4%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $107 0%
$107 – $1,073 1.5%
$1,073 – $2,146 2%
$2,146 – $3,219 2.5%
$3,219 – $4,292 3%
$4,292 – $5,365 3.5%
$5,365 – $6,438 4%
$6,438 – $7,511 4.5%
$7,511 – $8,584 5%
$8,584+ 5.4%

Local income tax

If you reside in any of the cities below, you are subjected to additional local income tax.

Tax year Filing status City Taxable income Rate
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
St. Louis Any 1%
Kansas City Any 1%

State standard deduction

Missouri standard deduction is the same as federal standard deduction. For more information, refer to Tax Foundation.

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2023 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$13,850
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $27,700
Head of Household $20,800
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,950
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $25,900
Head of Household $19,400
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,550
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $25,100
Head of Household $18,800
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,200
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $24,400
Head of Household $18,350

Missouri sales tax

The state sales tax rate in Missouri is 4.225%. However, local jurisdictions can levy additional sales taxes which can cause the total rate to vary across the state.

Missouri property tax

Missouri’s property tax rates are relatively moderate, with the average effective rate coming in at approximately 0.93% of assessed property value.

Missouri capital gains tax

In Missouri, capital gains are taxed as regular income, so they’re subject to the state’s graduated income tax structure.

Missouri gas tax

Missouri imposes a gas tax of 17 cents per gallon, which is among the lowest in the nation.

Missouri tobacco tax

The tobacco tax in Missouri stands at 17 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes.

Missouri insurance tax

Missouri’s insurance premium tax is set at 2% for life and health insurance lines, and 5% for other insurance lines.

FAQs

How do I calculate my Missouri income tax?

Calculate your Missouri state state income tax with the following six steps.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − Standard/Itemized deductions = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $54000 a year after taxes in Missouri?

A single Missourian takes home $43,291.66 on a $54,000 annual wage.
For a single Missourian Kansas City or St. Louis, the after-tax income is $42,890.16 with a $11,109.84 income tax.