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Missouri Payroll Taxes

CorpNet can help you register for Missouri payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.

Missouri Payroll Tax Registration Bundle
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We collect your information.

CorpNet will collect information about you and your business to determine your eligibility for online registration with the Missouri Department of Revenue and the Missouri Department of Labor.
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We check for accuracy.

Based on the information you’ve provided, we will pre-qualify your business to ensure your account information is accurate and consistent.
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We work closely with you.

Your dedicated CorpNet agent will collect any additional information needed to successfully complete your tax registration request. Once we have all we need, we will submit your application to the state.
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We’ll process your order within 7-10 business days, and depending on state processing times, provide you with your Missouri Tax ID Number and Employer Registration Number. You’ll be able to give these details to your payroll provider to help you pay your employees faster.
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Try our expedited services. We’ll process your order with CorpNet in 3-5 business days.*

*Processing times cannot be guaranteed and are at the discretion of the state of Missouri.

Missouri Payroll Tax FAQs

Does Missouri Have State Payroll Taxes?

Yes. Missouri has the following state payroll taxes:

  • Missouri Income Tax: Missouri has a progressive income tax rate ranging from 0% to 5.4%.
  • Missouri Local Payroll Taxes: Employers with employees in Kansas City and St. Louis must withhold a local tax of 1% from employees’ paychecks. There are also St. Louis payroll expense taxes of 0.5% that the employer pays.
  • Missouri Unemployment Insurance: Missouri employers pay an unemployment tax on a wage base of $11,000. Rates range from 0% to 5.4%. New employers pay a flat rate of 2.376%.

What is Missouri’s Unemployment Insurance Tax?

Missouri’s Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI) is a federally-mandated, state-run program that provides temporary payments to unemployed workers whose employment status is not a result of their own actions.

What is Missouri’s Local Payroll Tax?

The Missouri local payroll tax (or earnings tax) for the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City are typically due monthly and are collected from all city residents regardless of where they work and non-city residents who work within city limits.

Am I Required to Register for Payroll Taxes in Missouri?

Yes. All Missouri employers must register with the Missouri Department of Revenue and the Missouri Department of Labor.

Do Missouri Household Employees Require Payroll Registration?

Yes. Missouri requires income tax withholding for household workers.

Does Missouri Require an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number?

Yes. Once CorpNet registers your business with the Missouri Department of Revenue and the Missouri Department of Labor, you will be issued a Missouri Tax ID Number and an Employer Registration Number. Your account numbers are required for all interactions to ensure your account is accurate. You must provide your account numbers when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings.

What Kind of Information Do I Need for Payroll Tax Registration?

  • Name and Social Security number of all responsible parties
  • Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable
  • Physical business address and mailing address
  • Business phone number
  • Valid email address (contact person and business)
  • Nine-digit federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Industry description

What if I Don’t Have an EIN?

An EIN is a Federal Tax Identification Number provided by the IRS. If you do not have an EIN already, CorpNet can obtain one for you via their FTIN service.

What if I Don’t Have a Payroll Processor?

CorpNet works with the leading payroll processors and we can connect you with our trusted partners who will pay your employees, accrue the necessary taxes, and complete the necessary payments and documentation with state and federal authorities.

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