Missouri Taxes

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Missouri LLC Taxes

How to form an LLC in Missouri
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Missouri.

Detailed Lessons:

5. EIN Number
6. No Annual Report
7. Business License
8. Taxes ← you are here

 

Missouri LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $50 online or $105 by mail (one-time fee)
Annual report: none

Need help?
Hire a company to form your Missouri LLC:
Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)

(check out Northwest vs LegalZoom)

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
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! LLC University® teaches people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your business journey.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this page shall be interpreted as legal or tax advice. Rules and regulations vary by location. They also change over time and are specific to your situation. Furthermore, this comment section is provided so people can share their thoughts and experience. Please consult a licensed professional if you have legal or tax questions.

2 Comments

  1. Totyanna January 17, 2018

    This was so helpful. Thank you!

    reply
    • Matt Horwitz January 17, 2018

      Awesome! You’re very welcome Totyanna :)

      reply

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