Missouri Paycheck Calculator

Easily estimate take home pay after income tax so you can have an idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget

Last reviewed on January 29, 2023
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Enter your employment income into the paycheck calculator above to estimate how taxes in Missouri, USA may affect your finances. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, an estimated breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget.

This paycheck calculator also works as an income tax calculator for Missouri, as it shows you how much income tax you have to pay based on your salary and personal details.

To learn more about Missouri, its income tax, and tax brackets, so that you can get a deeper understanding of how your budget and finances may be affected, scroll down to the detail section below!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the income tax rate in Missouri?

The state income tax rate in Missouri is progressive and ranges from 0% to 5.3% while federal income tax rates range from 10% to 37% depending on your income. This paycheck calculator can help estimate your take home pay and your average income tax rate.

How many income tax brackets are there in Missouri?

The state income tax system in Missouri has ten different tax brackets. For more details, check out our detail section.

How Your Missouri Paycheck Works

Paychecks in Missouri are subject to various taxes at the federal, state, and potentially local levels. You can adjust your withholding by filling out forms with your employer or requesting additional withholding. By understanding a few important points, you can better plan your budget and manage your taxes.

One of the first things your employer will do is ask you to fill out a Form W-4, which tells them how much federal income tax to withhold from your pay. You can specify things like your marital status, which will affect how much tax is taken out. You can also request additional withholding if you want to pay more tax upfront and avoid a large tax bill later. For example, this might be applicable if you have additional income apart from your job.

In addition to federal income tax, your employer will also withhold Missouri state income tax from your pay. Missouri has a progressive tax system, which means that the tax rate increases as your income increases. There are ten different tax brackets ranging from 0% to 5.3%. You can also fill out a Form MO W-4 to adjust your state withholding based on your personal situation.

Another item taken from your pay is FICA taxes. These are federal taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare programs. The FICA tax rate is 15.3% in total, but you and your employer each pay half of that amount. So, you will see 6.2% for Social Security and 1.45% for Medicare taken out of your pay. If you earn more than $147,000 in 2022, you will stop paying Social Security tax on the excess amount. Conversely, if you earn more than a different limit, you will pay an additional 0.9% Medicare surtax on the excess amount. This latter one, if applicable, would not be matched by your employer.

Depending on where you live and work in Missouri, you might also have to pay local income taxes. These are taxes imposed by cities or counties on residents or workers within their jurisdictions. For example, St. Louis city has a 1% earnings tax on residents and non-residents who live or work in the city. Kansas City has a similar tax of 1%. You can check with your local government or employer to find out if you are subject to any local taxes.

You might also have other items taken from your paycheck. There might be things like health insurance premiums, retirement contributions, or charitable donations. These vary depending on what's available from your employer and your personal choices. Some of these contributions may be pre-tax, which means they reduce your taxable income and lower your tax liability. Others may be post-tax, which means they are taken out after taxes are calculated.

At the end of the year, your employer will send you a Form W-2, which summarizes your wages and taxes for the past year. You'll be able to use this form to file your federal and state income tax returns. You might also receive other forms such as Form 1099 if you have other sources of income such as interest, dividends, etc.

State Income Tax Brackets

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 1110%
From 111 to 1,1211.5%
From 1,121 to 2,2422%
From 2,242 to 3,3632.5%
From 3,363 to 4,4843%
From 4,484 to 5,6053.5%
From 5,605 to 6,7264%
From 6,726 to 7,8474.5%
From 7,847 to 8,9685%
From 8,968 onwards5.3%

A state standard deduction exists and varies depending on your filing status. Along with a few other other states, the state standard deduction amounts are based off of the federal standard deduction amounts.

One unique thing about the income tax situation in Missouri is that you can claim a federal income tax deduction on your state return. It's one of the few states that allows this. This means that you can reduce your state taxable income by a portion of the amount of federal income tax that you paid or will pay for the year. However, this deduction is subject to limitations and varies based on your income level.

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  • Estimated results are just estimates. They are not a guarantee of future results.
  • Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This paycheck calculator only provides a rough estimate according to the most common scenarios for standard employment income that comes from an employer. If you are self-employed, your taxes might differ.
  • There may be additional deductions, credits, exemptions, allowances, reliefs, etc depending on many factors. Some factors are about your family such as the number of dependents, children, relatives, parents, etc. Other factors may include mortgage payments, property depreciation, charitible donations, additional voluntary retirement contributions, etc. Whether or not you are handicapped and/or disabled may also sometimes be an additional factor.
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