Sales Tax Benchmarks

Cities must compete with other cities to provide efficient and desirable services in order to maintain a high quality of life and to encourage business development. Springfield compares, or "benchmarks" itself to other cities in our size and region. The benchmarks below are used to compare our taxing levels to these other cities.

Total Sales Tax Rates: Benchmark Cities
City Sales Tax (City, County and State taxes)
Knoxville, TN 9.25%
Chattanooga, TN 9.25%
Wichita Falls, TX 8.25%
Waco, TX 8.25%
Amarillo, TX 8.25%
Abilene, TX 8.25%
Huntsville, AL 8.00%
Springfield, MO 7.60%
Savannah, GA 7.00%
Fort Wayne, IN * 7.00%
Evansville, IN * 7.00%
Columbus, GA 7.00%
Columbia, SC * 7.00%
Salt Lake City, UT 6.85%
Kalamazoo, MI * 6.00%
Grand Rapids, MI * 6.00%

* No City Sales Tax

Total Sales Tax Revenue Per Capita: Benchmark Cities
City Municipal Tax Revenue
Huntsville, AL $706
Springfield, MO 667
Columbus, GA 362
Chattanooga, TN 299
Savannah, GA 285
Amarillo, TX 263
Salt Lake City, UT 261
Abilene, TX 213
Wichita Falls, TX 202
Knoxville, TN 189
Waco, TX 119
Kalamazoo, MI * 117
Grand Rapids, MI * 102
Columbia, SC * 61
Fort Wayne, IN * NA
Evansville, IN * NA

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840 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802