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Note: Our tax lesson is not as robust as our LLC formation lessons, due to the uniqueness and variation among businesses. Taxes are usually not as straightforward as forming an LLC.

Missouri Corporate Net Income Tax
Missouri charges a 6.25% corporate net income tax.

Missouri Sales Tax
Missouri charges sales tax on retail, products and services. The tax is 7.18% (4.23% state tax + 2.95% avg. local tax).

Missouri Tax Forms
http://dor.mo.gov/forms/?formName=&category=15&year=&searchForms=Search+Forms

DIY Resources

Obtain a Missouri Tax ID Number
A state taxpayer identification number is issued by the Missouri Department of Revenue. That number can be obtained online (Missouri Business Tax Registration). Make sure you have your EIN Number from the IRS before registering.

Northwest Registered Agent’s MO Tax Guide
https://www.northwestregisteredagent.com/missouri-department-of-revenue.html

Corporate Tax in Missouri
http://dor.mo.gov/faq/business/corporate.php

Missouri Taxpayer Guide
http://dor.mo.gov/forms/Taxpayer%20Guide.pdf

Missouri Sales and Use Tax
http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/

Missouri Business Tax Registration
http://dor.mo.gov/business/register/

Missouri Tax Registration Forms
http://dor.mo.gov/forms/index.php?category=13

Our Recommendation

Calculating your tax obligations in Missouri can be complicated and if done improperly can negatively impact your LLC.

We recommend that you get help from a tax professional once your LLC is formed. You can use Thumbtack.com or Yelp.com.

Hiring a tax professional will not only help you keep your Missouri LLC in compliance, but it will also give you an advisor to go to for other business questions.

You’ll want someone who’s a good fit for your company, makes you feel comfortable, and is willing to answer all of your questions. It should be someone you like personally as well as professionally. We recommend talking with at least 2-3 people before making your final decision.

Matt Horwitz


Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
 
Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in business from Drexel University with a concentration in business law. He performs extensive research and analysis to convert state laws into simple instructions anyone can follow to form their LLC - all for free! Read more about Matt Horwitz and LLC University.

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