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Calculate your take home pay after federal & Missouri taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction

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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
Missouri United States

From Wikipedia

Missouri tax year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the tax year 2022 will start from July 01 2021 to June 30 2022.

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 [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – Standard/Itemized deductions = Taxable income]
  4. understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
  5. minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Income tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]

State payroll tax

There is no state payroll tax in Missouri.

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
2022 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%
2021 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%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $104 0%
$104 – $1,053 1.5%
$1,053 – $2,106 2%
$2,106 – $3,159 2.5%
$3,159 – $4,212 3%
$4,212 – $5,265 3.5%
$5,265 – $6,318 4%
$6,318 – $7,371 4.5%
$7,371 – $8,424 5%
$8,424+ 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
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
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

State exemptions

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

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 are 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 $43,120.56 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 $42,710.06 instead.
Married filers with a combined income of $108,000 will make $86,052.36 after taxes but will only make $85,231.36 if they reside in St. Louis or Kansas City.

How much taxes are deducted from a $54,000 paycheck in Missouri?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $906.62 monthly or $418.44 bi-weekly. If the same single filer lives in St. Louis or Kansas City, his/her total taxes will be $940.83 monthly or $434.22 bi-weekly.