Missouri Sales Tax Calculator
What is the Missouri Sales Tax?
Sales tax in the state of Missouri is a percentage of the costs of goods or certain services paid by the purchaser. This tax typically involves state, county, and city or municipality jurisdictions. Occasionally, a special rate can apply.
The Missouri state sales tax stands at 4.225%. On top of this, there are county, city, and special sale tax rates that can vary. Here is the range of possible rates for each of these jurisdictions:
County: 0% - 3.125%
City: 0% - 5.454%
Special: 0% - 4%
Combined: 4.225% - 11.988%
The average estimated Missouri sales tax rate was around 7.91% in 2022. This means that the rates from the state, county, city, and any special taxes were combined, the resulting total tax rate averaged around 7.91%.
Shipping charges for taxable items are often taxable if they are included in the selling price. Separately stated shipping costs are usually exempt unless you pay for the service. If you pay for shipping that is not separately stated, the tax must be paid after the charges. Third-party shipping services are typically exempt.
How to Use the Missouri Sales Tax Calculator?
To ascertain the sales tax you need to pay for a particular purchase, the Missouri sales tax calculator requires only two pieces of data:
Purchase location ZIP Code
Here is how it works:
Enter the amount of the purchase.
Enter the ZIP code of the purchase location to determine the Missouri sales tax rate.
For instance, let's say you buy a car in Dallas for $10,000. Once the ZIP Code and the purchase price are entered into the Missouri sales tax calculator, it instantly calculates the Missouri car sales tax which is $672.50.
The calculator will also present a breakdown of the sales tax:
Missouri State: 4.225% ($422.50)
Dallas County: 2.5% ($250.00)
Total Sales Tax: 6.725% ($672.50)
This example illustrates how a combined taxable rate works when purchasing goods in different jurisdictions in the State of Missouri.
Here's a practical example of how to use the sales tax calculator: you wish to buy a product valued at $1,000 in Dallas. To calculate the sales tax:
First, there's a 4.225% Missouri state sales tax, so $1,000 multiplied by 0.04225 equals $42.25.
Second, add the 2.5% Dallas county sales tax (0.025 multiplied by $1,000), which equals $25.
Adding the state and county sales taxes together, $67.25 is the total sales tax to be paid on a $1000 purchase in Dallas, Missouri.