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
.375
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 have a self-imposed 1% CID 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 Clerk’s office webpage or call at 816-439-4417.

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%