Missouri Taxes Lower Than Kansas, Most Other States

An IRS Form 1040 Courtesy of Ken Teegardin/Flickr
Courtesy of Ken Teegardin/Flickr

On the eve of the tax filing deadline, a close look at Missouri’s income, sales and property tax rates show that the burden is lower than in Kansas, and both rank in the bottom half of all states (the higher the rank, the higher the tax rate compared with other states). Kansas has an average income tax rate of 3.95 percent (33rd in the nation), and Missouri has an average income tax rate of 3.75 percent (35th).

The actual rates vary in both states by income level (3 to 4.9 percent in Kansas and 1.5 to 6 percent in Missouri). Kansas and Missouri have a pretty high sales tax rate when looking at average local and state sales taxes. Kansas checks in at 8.15 percent (12th in the nation); Missouri comes in at 7.58 percent (14th). There are 46 states that have a sales tax, and when you include local tax rates, the state averages range from a low of 1.69 percent in Alaska to a high of 9.45 percent in Tennessee.

The biggest difference between Kansas and Missouri can be found when comparing the property tax rate.

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