Sales Tax Rate In $locality Missouri 2020 St. Louis, Missouri Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (CITY) Sales Tax Rate


2020 St. Louis sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Missouri State Sales Tax 4.23%
City Sales Tax N/A
St. Louis Sales Tax 4.95%
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 9.18% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The St. Louis, Missouri sales tax is 9.18% , consisting of 4.23% Missouri state sales tax and 4.95% St. Louis local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 4.95% city sales tax.

  • The St. Louis Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within St. Louis
  • St. Louis collects a 4.954% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Missouri law
  • St. Louis has a higher sales tax than 97.7% of Missouri's other cities and counties

St. Louis Missouri Sales Tax Exemptions

ST. LOUIS (CITY) - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Many municipalities exempt or charge special sales tax rates to certain types of transactions. Groceries is subject to special sales tax rates under Missouri law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Missouri state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Missouri's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in St. Louis.

Groceries:6.179% Clothing:9.184% Prepared Food:9.184% Prescription Drugs:4.954% Non-Prescription Drugs:4.954%

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All merchants operating in St. Louis must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Missouri Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Missouri sales tax.

St. Louis Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The St. Louis sales tax region partially or fully covers 36 zip codes in Missouri. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Missouri here

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