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MP743, New August 2005

Missouri State and Local Taxes and Revenues: A Fifty-State Comparison for 2002

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State comparisonsSteven B. Winter, Seth A. Kessler, and Judith I. Stallmann
Division of Applied Social Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and Truman School of Public Affairs

The major source of revenue for the state of Missouri is the individual income tax. For local government the major source of revenue is the property tax, but this varies by type of local government.

The state and local tax system of Missouri is regressive. Lower income families pay a higher percentage of their income in state and local taxes than do higher income families.

Among the 50 states, Missouri ranks

About the authors
Steven Winter and Seth Kessler are graduate research assistants and master's candidates, Truman School of Public Affairs.
Judith Stallmann is Professor in Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and the Truman School of Public Affairs and a Community Development Extension Specialist.

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