Sales & Other Taxes

Sales Tax Rates
The City of Liberty sales tax rate is 2.875%*. 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

*The total basic sales tax rate for purchases within the City is 8.1%, which includes the .125% sales tax for the Kansas City Zoological District.

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%