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

4.225%

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.

CLICK-THROUGH NEXUS

8/28/2013

AFFILIATE NEXUS

8/28/2013

ECONOMIC NEXUS

1/1/2023

MARKETPLACE NEXUS

1/1/2023

Annual Back to School Holiday

August 5-7, 2022

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, 2022

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

Status

Inactive

Amnesty Filing Dates

September 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015

Go to Missouri Amnesty Page
AMNESTY INCLUSION PERIODS

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

TAX TYPES AND CONDITIONS

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

AMNESTY BENEFITS

Interest and penalties waived.

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Advisory State

NUMBER OF TAXING AUTHORITIES

1,393 Sales Tax Jurisdictions

HOME RULE AUTHORITIES

N/A

Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)

Origin

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
RESALE CERTIFICATE

Missouri Resale Certificate

TYPES OF EXEMPTIONS

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
HISTORY

  • 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.

FUN FACTS
  • 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 Introduced

Under the proposed House bill, a state may tax or regulate a person’s activity in interstate commerce only when the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.

Congress Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 and Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017

Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017, if enacted, would authorize states meeting certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet a small seller exception to collect their state and local sales and use taxes.

Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016 Discussion Draft is Introduced

The proposed legislation would implement a “hybrid origin” approach for remote sales. States could impose sales tax on remote sales if the origin state participates in a clearinghouse.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016 Introduced

Taking the opposite approach of the Marketplace Fairness Act and Remote Transactions Parity Act, the proposed bill would limit the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect use tax. However, the bill failed to pass.

House Introduces Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015

U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 on 06/15/15. More…

Senate Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015

On March 10, 2015, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015.

Missouri Enacts Exemption for Out-of-State Businesses Providing Disaster Relief

Missouri has enacted legislation that establishes the Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disasters Act.

Missouri Enacts Click Through and Affiliate Nexus Legislation

Under the legislation, a vendor is engaging in business in Missouri if any person with substantial nexus with Missouri performs certain activities in relation to the remote vendor within the state, effective August 28, 2013.

Federal Government Introduces New Remote Seller Bill

The federal Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate on February 14, 2013. If passed, the bill would authorize states that meet certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet…

Out-Of-State Vendor Selling in Missouri Creates Nexus

The Missouri Department of Revenue issued a Letter Ruling stating that the sales of an out-of-state business are subject to Missouri use tax because its activities established nexus with Missouri. The company is an out-of-state vendor that sells tangible personal…

Missouri vendors must collect.

In order for vendors to attain eligibility to contract with the State of Missouri, the vendor and its affiliates must collect and pay sales or use tax, regardless of whether they have nexus or not. Effective August 28, 2004, vendors…