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How to Calculate 2020 Missouri State Income Tax by Using State Income Tax Table

1. Find your income exemptions

2. Find your pretax deductions, including 401K, flexible account contributions ...

3. Find your gross income

4. Check the 2020 Missouri state tax rate and the rules to calculate state income tax

5. Calculate your state income tax step by step

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Missouri State Tax Tables

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2020 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
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2018 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
2017 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
2016 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
2015 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
2014 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
2013 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
2012 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
2011 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table
2010 Missouri State Tax Witholding Table

Tax rate used in calculating Missouri state tax for year 2020

State Abbreviation: MO
State Tax Withholding State Code: 29
Basis for Withholding: State exemptions and the amount of Federal Income Tax witheld each pay period.
Acceptable Exemption Form: MO W-4
Acceptable Exemption Date: S, M, N, H/Total Allowance Claimed
TSP Deferred: Yes
Special Coding:

Determine the Total Number of Allowances Claimed field as follows:
First position - S = Single;
M = Married, One Spouse Working;
N = Married, Both Spouses Working;
H = Head of Household
Second and Third Positions - Enter the total number of allowances claimed. If less than 10, precede with a zero.

Additional Information: None




Withholding Formula >(Missouri Effective 2020)<
  1. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.

  2. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes dental and vision insurance program, and flexible spending account - health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.

  3. Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (taxable life insurance, etc.) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.

  4. Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages by 26 to obtain the annual wages.

  5. Determine the standard deduction by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the annual wages.

  6. If the Employee Is: The Standard Deduction Is:
    Single >$12,400
    Married (One Spouse Working) 24,800
    Married (Both Spouses Working) 12,400
    Head of Household 18,650<

  7. Apply the taxable income computed in step 5 to the following table to obtain the annual Missouri tax withholding.

  8. Tax Withholding Table

    If the Amount of
    Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of Missouri
    Tax Withholding Should Be:


    Over:

    But Not
    Over:

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    Of Excess
    Over:

    $       0 $1,073 $    0 plus 1.5% $      0
      $1,073   2,146     16 plus 2.0%   $1,073
      2,146   3,219     37 plus 2.5%   2,146
      3,219   4,292     64 plus 3.0%   3,219
      4,292   5,365     96 plus 3.5%   4,292
      5,365   6,438   134 plus 4.0%   5,365
      6,438   7,511   177 plus 4.5%   6,438
      7,511   8,584   225 plus 5.0%   7,511
      8,584   and over   279 plus 5.4%   8,584

  9. Divide the annual Missouri tax withholding by 26 and round to the nearest dollar to obtain the biweekly Missouri tax withholding.
 

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