Is Shipping Taxable in Missouri?

by TaxJar January 21, 2021

Updated January 12, 2018

Important to note: Starting August 28, 2017 separately stated shipping charges will no longer be taxable in Missouri. 

Sales tax is one of the most tiresome aspects of being a small business owner. When to charge, how much to charge, where to remit it – these questions only grow more confusing as each state creates their own regulations to follow. One question in particular, is whether to charge sales tax on shipping and handling. Today, we will see how the great state of Missouri answers that for its business owners.

Is Shipping Taxable in Missouri?

As of August 28, 2017, declared that shipping charges were no longer taxable in Missouri. 

Handling Missouri Shipping and Handling Sales Tax with TaxJar

The TaxJar app defaults to the most common Missouri scenario – that shipping and handling is non-taxable.However, if your business does charge sales tax on shipping, then TaxJar’s Shipping & Handling Override allows you to update that in your state tax settings. This will make the Missouri Expected Sales Tax Due Report more accurate. This will also tell the TaxJar API to charge sales tax on Missouri shipping.Learn more about how TaxJar treats shipping and handling here. And to learn more about TaxJar and get started, visit

In Summary:

If you sell online and charge for shipping, you will most likely not need to charge sales tax on the shipping charge.

Please note: This blog is for informational purposes only. Be advised that sales tax rules and laws are subject to change at any time. For specific sales tax advice regarding your business, contact a tax advisor.

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