Sales & Other Taxes

Sales Tax Rates

The City of Liberty base sales tax rate is 3.375%*. Below is a breakdown of the City’s sales tax rate:
City General Sales Tax 1
City Capital Improvement Sales Tax .50
City Economic Development Tax
City Fire Sales Tax .25
City Park Sales Tax .25
City Transportation Sales Tax .50
 Public Safety Sales Tax .50

*The total basic sales tax rate for purchases within the City is 8.85%, which includes sales taxes for the Kansas City Zoological District, Clay County and the State of Missouri.  Some retail centers also may have a self-imposed 1% CID (Community Improvement District)  and/or 1% TDD (Transportation Development District) sales tax rate.

For information concerning a sales tax license contact the State of Missouri, Department of Revenue, Kansas City office at 816-889-2944.

For information concerning Liberty occupation (business) licenses visit the this webpage or call at 816-439-4463.

Utility Franchise Fees

A utility franchise fee is a tax on gross receipts for utility companies to use the right of way for service connections. The rates for Liberty are as follows:
Electric 6%
Natural Gas 5%
Telephone 6%
Cellular Phone 6%
Cable Services 5%