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Last updated on Aug 24 2021

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Missouri state income tax

Missouri has over 6 million (2020) and its major industries include aerospace, food processing, chemicals, printing/publishing, electrical equipment and beer. The median household income is $$53,578 (2017) which is lower than the national median of $61,372.

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 0% to 5.4%
  • a resident of St. Louis or Kansas City is subjected to local income tax of 1%
  • no state payroll tax
  • has a standard deduction and no exemption
  • no state tax credits
Missouri United States

Missouri fiscal year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from July 01 2020 to June 30 2021.

Follow the steps on our Federal paycheck calculator to work out your income tax in Missouri:

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Total annual income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Post-tax deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your tax liability [Taxable income × Tax rate = Tax liability]
  5. determine whether your tax liability is more than your tax credits and withheld
    • Tax liability – (Credits + Withheld) = What you owe or
    • (Credits + Withheld) – Tax liability = Tax refunds

State payroll tax

There is no state payroll tax in Missouri.

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.

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $107 0.00%
$107 – $1,073 1.50%
$1,073 – $2,146 2.00%
$2,146 – $3,219 2.50%
$3,219 – $4,292 3.00%
$4,292 – $5,365 3.50%
$5,365 – $6,438 4.00%
$6,438 – $7,511 4.50%
$7,511 – $8,584 5.00%
$8,584+ 5.40%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $104 0.00%
$104 – $1,053 1.50%
$1,053 – $2,106 2.00%
$2,106 – $3,159 2.50%
$3,159 – $4,212 3.00%
$4,212 – $5,265 3.50%
$5,265 – $6,318 4.00%
$6,318 – $7,371 4.50%
$7,371 – $8,424 5.00%
$8,424+ 5.40%

Local income tax

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

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

Deductions

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

Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
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

Exemptions

You can no longer claim exemption(s) in Missouri.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Missouri doesn’t have a Earned Income Tax Credit.

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Missouri doesn’t have a Child Tax Credit.

FAQs

What taxes do Missourians pay?

Missourians need to pay for the state income tax which is based on taxable income only regardless of filing status. Furthermore, if you're a resident of St. Louis or Kansas City, you need to pay an additional local income tax of 1%. There are no state payroll taxes.

How much do you make after taxes in Missouri?

A single filer with an annual income of $54,000, will take home $42,949.36 after federal and state tax. If the same single filer lives in St. Louis or Kansas City, he/she will pay 1% local income tax and take home $42,534.86 instead.
Married filers with a combined income of $108,000 will make $85,712.56 after taxes but will only make $84,883.56 if they reside in St. Louis or Kansas City.