State of Missouri Income Tax Missouri State Income Tax
Tax Year 2014

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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,695.00 in Missouri income taxes. [1]
Rank: 17th out of 51

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Missouri Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 1.50%
$1,000+ $1,000+ 2.00%
$2,000+ $2,000+ 2.50%
$3,000+ $3,000+ 3.00%
$4,000+ $4,000+ 3.50%
$5,000+ $5,000+ 4.00%
$6,000+ $6,000+ 4.50%
$7,000+ $7,000+ 5.00%
$8,000+ $8,000+ 5.50%
$9,000+ $9,000+ 6.00%

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Missouri Income Tax Calculator

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How to use the Missouri tax estimator How To Use This Calculator
You can use our free Missouri income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Missouri income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Missouri Income Tax

Missouri collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Missouri's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

Notably, Missouri has the highest maximum marginal tax bracket in the United States. You can learn more about how the Missouri income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

In Missouri, taxpayers can deduct up to $5,000 of Federal income tax from their Missouri taxable income for individuals and $10,000 for married couples filing jointly.

There are -532 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2015. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2015 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

Compare the state income tax rates in Missouri with the income tax rates in

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Missouri Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Missouri income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Missouri tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Missouri, see the list of Missouri income tax deductions.

4.1 - Missouri Standard Deduction

What is the MO Standard Deduction for 2016? Unlike many other states, Missouri has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Missouri income tax return.

4.2 - Missouri Personal Exemptions

Missouri has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Missouri Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Missouri does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Missouri Itemized Deductions

Missouri allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your Missouri tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the Missouri standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the Missouri and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of Missouri itemized deductions.

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Missouri Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Missouri income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Missouri tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Missouri Income Tax Form MO-1040 Individual Income Tax Return
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Form MO-1040 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form MO-1040 is the general individual income tax return for residents of Missouri. You must file your taxes yearly by April 15.
Free Printable Missouri Income Tax Form MO-1040 Instructions Individual Income Tax Instructional Booklet
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Form MO-1040 Instructions - Individual Income Tax Instructional Booklet
Use this instructional booklet to help you fill out your MO-1040 individual income tax return on a yearly basis.
Free Printable Missouri Income Tax Form MO-1040ES Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
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Form MO-1040ES - Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
You must pay estimated income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. Fill out and file vouchers on a quarterly basis to file with the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Free Printable Missouri Income Tax Form MO-1040ES Instructions Estimated Individual Income Tax Instructions
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Form MO-1040ES Instructions - Estimated Individual Income Tax Instructions
Use this instructional booklet to help you fill out, file, and pay your estimated individual income taxes on a quarterly basis.
Free Printable Missouri Income Tax MO-1040P Property Tax Credit Claim / Pension Exemption
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MO-1040P - Property Tax Credit Claim / Pension Exemption
If you paid property tax or need a pension tax exemption, file form MO-1040 along with your other tax forms.
Free Printable Missouri Tax Table
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Printable Missouri Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Missouri datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Missouri tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Missouri, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Missouri's 2016 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Missouri Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Missouri income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Missouri tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Missouri Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Missouri income tax return to the Missouri no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Return (No Payment)
Individual Income Tax
P.O. Box 500
Jefferson City, MO 65106-0500
Phone: (573) 751-3505
Income Tax Return (Payment Enclosed)
Individual Income Tax
P.O. Box 329
Jefferson City, MO 65107-0329
Phone: (573) 751-7200

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e-Filing: Submit Your Missouri Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Missouri income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Missouri tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your Missouri and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Missouri Tax Refund

Your Missouri Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Missouri, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Missouri tax refund, you can visit the Missouri Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2016 Missouri income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on Missouri's 2015 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Missouri and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Missouri tax forms are sourced from the Missouri income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Missouri forms you are using are up-to-date.