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Missouri motor vehicle sales tax rate changes, January 2018


 New motor vehicle sales tax rates tax effect in Missouri on Jan. 1, 2018.

The end of the year tends to be a good time to buy a car, as dealers who haven’t met their annual sales goals are working hard to do so. There’s additional incentive to buy before Jan. 1, 2018, in some Missouri cities — local motor vehicle sales tax rates are increasing at the start of the year.

Motor vehicle sales tax applies to the purchase price of motor vehicles, as well as trailers, watercraft, and motors. It’s generally collected at the application for title, on top of the 4.225 percent state sales tax .

Rate increases

Local motor vehicle sales tax rates will rise on Jan. 1 in the following locations (listed with the new local rate):

  • Arbyrd, Dunklin County, 3.5%
  • Avondale, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 2.25%
  • Birmingham, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 2.25%
  • Campbell, Dunklin County, 3.75%
  • Cardwell, Dunklin County, 2.5%
  • Carrollton, Carroll County, 3.25%
  • Caruthersville, Pemiscot County (Caruthersville Municipal Public Library District), 4.5%
  • Charleston, Mississippi County, 3.75%
  • Clarkton, Dunklin County, 2.5%
  • Claycomo, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3%
  • Excelsior Springs, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 4.75%
  • Gladstone, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3.75%
  • Holcomb, Dunklin County, 2.5%
  • Holt, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3.75%
  • Hornersville, Dunklin County, 2.375%
  • Independence, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3.5%
  • Kansas City, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 4.25%
  • Kearney, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3.25%
  • Kennett, Dunklin County, 4.75%
  • Lawson, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3.25%
  • Liberty, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 4.625%
  • Macon, Macon County (Macon County Emergency Services District), 4.375%
  • Mosby, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 2.75%
  • North Kansas City, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3.25%
  • Oaks (Village), Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3.0%
  • Oakview, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 4.25%
  • Pleasant Valley, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 4.75%
  • Randolph, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 2.75%
  • Senath, Dunklin County, 3.5%
  • Smithville, Clay County (Smithville Area Fire Protection District and Kansas City Zoological District), 3.25%
  • Sugar Creek, Clay County (Kansas City Zoological District), 3.25%
  • Viburnum, Iron County, Iron County Ambulance District, Iron County Hospital District, 4%

Rate decreases

Local motor vehicle sales tax rates will drop on Jan. 1 in some locations (listed below with the new local rate):

  • Brunswick, Chariton County, 3.75%
  • Glasgow, Chariton County, 3.5%
  • Keytesville, Chariton County, 2.75%
  • Malden, Dunklin County, 3.75%
  • Marceline, Chariton County, 3.75%
  • Salisbury, Chariton County, 3.125%

See the Missouri Department of Revenue website for more information about the state’s local option motor vehicle sales tax.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.