Missouri Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about Missouri.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to Missouri that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate


Range of Local Rates

0.5% – 7.763%

Local Rates Apply to Use Tax

Yes/No Some of the cities and counties do apply use tax.









Annual Back to School Holiday

August 2-4, 2024

1. Clothing – $100 or less per item (excluding clothing accessories)
2. School supplies – $50 or less per item
3. Computer Software – $350 or less per item
4. Computers/computer peripheral devices – $1,500 or less
5. Graphing calculators – $150 or less per item

Annual Energy Star Holiday

April 19-25, 2024

1. All retail sales of Energy Star certified new appliances (includes Clothes washers, Clothes dryers, Water heaters, Dishwashers, Air conditioners, Furnaces, Refrigerators, Freezers, and Heat pumps) of up to $1,500 per appliance



Amnesty Filing Dates

September 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015

Go to Missouri Amnesty Page

Applies to tax liabilities due or due but unpaid on or before December 31, 2014.


Income tax, sales tax, use tax, corporate franchise tax. More details.


Interest and penalties waived.

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Advisory State


1,393 Sales Tax Jurisdictions



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

Monthly filers: 20th of month following reporting period; Quarterly, annual filers: last day of month following reporting period

Exemption Information

Missouri Resale Certificate


Product types of exemptions: manufacturing & production, agricultural, air/water pollution, aircraft, common carrier, medical devices, prescription medicine; various reduced rate exemptions, food, production supplies, research & development. Various statutory exemptions, separately stated shipping, electronic software, temporary storage, business transfers, etc.


Entity types of exemptions (state issued exemption certificate): government sales, non-profit, churches, educational, museum, zoo & planetarium admissions


Missouri Exemption Certificates

State Links
History & Fun Facts

  • Missouri imposed its sales tax on retail sales of tangible personal property and certain specified services in 1934. In 1959, a use tax was enacted to complement the sales tax.
  • Missouri law specifically specifies that sales tax on sales less than 25 cents is not required to be collected.

  • Missouri has thousands of local tax rates; local sales tax and local use tax rates per jurisdiction can differ; Missouri has one of the longest returns for those collecting and reporting vendor’s use tax.
  • When working with contractors, not all government entity exemptions flow-through.

8th Circuit USCA Rules Insurance Company Does Not Have to Pay MO City’s Policy Claim

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals filed an opinion on February 12, 2024, in the case of Mt. Hawley Insurance Company v. City of Richmond Heights which upheld the insurer’s denial of coverage and dismissing all counterclaims by the City of Richmond Heights.

Walmart Entity Qualifies for Resale Exemption in Missouri

The Supreme Court of Missouri found that Walmart Starco is exempt from use tax on its purchases of information technology equipment that it modified and subsequently sold to Walmart affiliates.

Missouri Clarifies Tax Responsibility of Sellers in Drop Shipping Transactions

The Missouri Department of Revenue issued a letter ruling clarifying which party in a drop shipping transaction is ultimately liable for collecting tax from Missouri customers.

Sales by Non-Profit Thrift Store Are Exempt in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a letter ruling stating that a religious organization that runs thrift stores is not required to collect sales tax on purchased items sold in the stores.

Missouri Issues Letter Ruling on Taxability of Utilities Sold to Hotels

The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a letter ruling stating that a utility company should not charge sales tax to hotels, motels and other transient accommodation establishments for sales of utilities.

Missouri Supreme Court Rules Club Fees Taxable Charges for Recreation, Addresses Use of Letter Rulings

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled unanimously against a horse-riding club in Kansas City, Missouri in its petition for review of a prior ruling on a refund of sales tax remitted on membership fees.

Missouri Supreme Court Denies Carfax’s Use of Manufacturing Exemption For Their Computer Servers

The Supreme Court of Missouri has sided with the Department of Revenue and ruled that CarFax cannot claim manufacturing exemptions for their use of servers to generate vehicle information reports.

Missouri Provides Guidance on Taxability of Plumbing and HVAC Services

The Missouri Department of Revenue issued a letter ruling regarding the tax requirements for an HVAC and plumbing company located in Arkansas.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

Missouri Taxpayer with Civic Exemption Status Denied “Pass-Through” Exemption for Construction Project

A taxpayer with civic exemption status attempted to make the status “pass-through” to their contractor and subcontractors when purchasing construction materials for a new project.

Sales Tax Holiday Season is Here

With sales tax holiday season right around the corner, now is a good time to look at how sales tax holidays work and examine the different types of holidays that states offer.

Missouri Officially Enacts Economic Nexus and Marketplace Facilitator Laws

On June 30, 2021, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed SB 153 & 97, finally creating economic nexus provisions in the state, effective January 1, 2023.

Portable Toilet Rentals Subject to Tax, Not Exempt as a Service in Missouri

Missouri held that the provision of portable toilets and related services were taxable as the rental of tangible personal property, not exempt as waste removal services.

Retailer Required to Report and Collect Use Tax on Online Sales Based upon Customer Location in Missouri

Missouri has issued a letter ruling regarding sales made by a retailer that has retail locations in Missouri and makes online sales as well.

Missouri Denies Resale Exemption to Seller of Hotel Room Furnishings

The Missouri Supreme Court held a taxpayer could not rely on prior “sale for resale” cases which were decided based on the Court’s own “tangled analysis”. Here, the Court affirmed that the sale of room furnishings to a hotel company were not exempt under the state’s sales tax resale exemption.

Delivery Method Changes Everything: Navigating Sales Tax on Intangible Goods

Explore cases where seemingly intangible goods can be converted to tangible personal property for sales tax purposes.

Medical System Subject to Tax in Missouri

The sale of a medical system was subject to Missouri sales and use tax since the system did not qualify as an exempt orthopedic or prosthetic device.

Remote Seller’s Sales Fulfilled from Third-Party Warehouse Taxable in Missouri

An out-of-state seller’s sales of products fulfilled by a third-party warehouse in Missouri were subject to Missouri sales tax.

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

Missouri Localities Vote Down Use Tax on Remote Sales

Voters in several Missouri localities have rejected ballot initiatives to impose use tax on remote sales.

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

Missouri to Create Online Sales Tax Mapping Feature

Missouri has enacted legislation that requires the state’s Department of Revenue to create and maintain an online sales tax mapping feature on its website by July 1, 2019.