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Tax Relief in Missouri

Missouri MapMissouri residents typically have a lower tax burden when compared with other states in the nation. With respect to individual income tax, for instance, Missouri’s top tax rate of 6% ranks 20th highest among all states that levy an individual income tax. Similarly, the state average of $806 collected per person for state and local income taxes is 22nd lowest nationwide. Property taxes in Missouri are approximately $979 per person, 16th lowest in America.

Even when looking at federal taxes collected, Missouri residents pay considerably less than the national average: $9,277, compared to $11,715.

However, despite its relatively low tax rates, Missouri has experienced a significant decline of 17.5% in the median household income, dropping to an average of $50,311. This mirrors the struggles of every state in the nation, and has led Missourians to consider tax relief as a solution to their mounting financial pressures, which include the burden of tax debt. This tax debt can mount as people find themselves with just enough money in each paycheck to meet the most urgent needs, like buying groceries, going to the doctor, putting gas in the car, or paying the mortgage. There is often very little left over at the end of the month to save up for the April 15th bill due to local, state, and federal governments. For that reason, many Missourians need help managing their tax debt.

Tax relief companies work with clients’ outstanding tax debts and help devise a solution to their serious tax problems. These problems often include the stress of federal and state tax collection agencies’ involvement as well as wage garnishment. Experts in tax relief have a wide range of strategies available to help clients, such as tax levy and lien investigation, negotiating penalty abatement, and reducing their overall tax liability.


While Missouri GOP cheers tax cuts, some worry about a benefit to the wealthy

JEFFERSON CITY "˘ Thanks to a package of tax cuts signed Thursday by Republican Gov. Mike Parson, Missourians will see a drop in their income tax rates starting next year. But one group says the state' ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:24:00 GMT

Remarks by Vice President Pence at "Tax Cuts to Put America First" Event | St. Louis, MO

Thanks for coming out today. It is great to be back in the Show Me State. And I'm so honored to be here today with so many of the men and women who elected a Congress and who elected a President who e...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:29:00 GMT

Despite Fears of Becoming Kansas, Missouri Cuts Taxes

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed a bill that he says will provide both immediate and long-term tax cuts for Missourians. The measure, House Bill 2540, passed 101-40 in the House and 24-9 i...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:29:00 GMT

Supporters of hospital tax plan urge "Vote Yes Two Times"

The plan involves two tax hikes, which is typically an unpopular action ... and being a doctor was always about being a doctor in Kennett, Missouri." Officials still have five public meetings left. Te...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:32:00 GMT

Vice President Pence visits St. Louis to promote tax cuts

He is scheduled to discuss how the tax cuts are impacting St. Louis residents, the state of Missouri and the nation. He attended one of the 18 series of tax policy events last week in Kansas City. The ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 03:01:00 GMT

Gov. Parson signs Missouri tax cut long sought by Republican lawmakers

Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed a bill cutting Missouri's individual income taxes, a key legislative goal of the state's Republican lawmakers and one widely criticized by Democrats. The new law wi...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:20:00 GMT

Governor signs tax reform bill in Springfield, foreshadowing cuts to come

Mike Parson. Flanked by lawmakers, Parson signed the tax reform bill at the Hartman and Co. heavy construction shop in west Springfield. Missouri's top income tax rate will drop from 5.9 percent to 5. ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:59:00 GMT

During St. Louis visit, Pence highlights tax cuts and Trump's performance on Russia

pay raises or bigger benefits following the Trump tax cut including 46,000 people all across the state of Missouri." Pence said. Pence also defended the president's Russian summit performance. "As the ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:16:00 GMT

Citizens Bank & Trust's new trust officer is a tax law expert

Paredes earned a law degree from the University of Kansas and a master's degree in tax law from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Estate Plann...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:11:00 GMT

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