Quick facts: 

-In Missouri, the cities of Kansas City and St. Louis have additional local city income tax.

-Missouri is one of the few states with no annual LLC fee.


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State Income Taxes in Missouri

The state of Missouri has an individual income tax, and like most states, it has multiple tax brackets (9) which range from 1.50% to 5.40%. The highest bracket starts at income over $8,424. 

Local income tax – The other thing to be aware of is if you are a resident of either Kansas City or St. Louis, there is an additional local city income tax of 1.00%.

State Business Taxes in Missouri

The state of Missouri has a flat Corporate income tax rate of 6.25% on all income regarding C Corporations. For other businesses that flow-thru entities, such as S Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs, etc., they are taxed at the individual income tax rate which ranges from 1.50% to 5.40% of your Missouri income.

Sales Taxes in Missouri

Like most states, Missouri has both a local and state sales tax rate. Their state sales tax rate is 4.23% and their local sales tax rate is 3.96% (which bring the total average sales tax rate to 8.19%).

Property Taxes in Missouri

The average property tax rate for residential property in the state of Missouri is 1.01%. Which puts it slightly below the national average of 1.05%.

Unemployment taxes in Missouri

Unemployment taxes usually consist of three factors. They are the wage base, range of rates, number of schedules. Below is an outline of the three:

  • Wage Base – Missouri has a wage base of $12,500 for 2020
  • UI Rates – range from 0.00% to 9.75%
  • Schedules – Missouri has multiple rate schedules regarding UI

Missouri Business Entities - LLCs

Missouri is one of the least expensive states in the country to open an LLC. Here are some important facts:

  • Missouri has no annual LLC fee, yay!
  • When you register with the state, you pay a one time fee of $50
  • Secretary of State of Missouri website – click here
  • If you would like help setting up your LLC, we recommend using They are simple and easy to use.

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