The state of Missouri levies a 4.225% state sales tax on the retail sale, lease or rental of most goods and some services. Local jurisdictions impose additional sales taxes up to 5.375%. The range of total sales tax rates within the state of Missouri is between 4.225% and 9.6%.
Use tax is also collected on the consumption, use or storage of goods in Missouri if sales tax was not paid on the purchase of the goods. Generally, the use tax rate is less than the corresponding sales tax rate in that jurisdiction. To confirm the use tax rate in your area you should check the Missouri Department of Revenue’s website (see link below). For monthly filers, each month has a different day on which the return is due. March, June, September and December’s returns are due on the last day of the following month. For example, purchases made in the month of March should be reported to the state of Missouri on or before April 30th. For all other months, returns are to be filed on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. For example, purchases made in the month of January should be reported to the state of Missouri on or before February 20th.