All Kansas City, Mo., residents, regardless of where they are employed, and all non-residents who work within city limits, are subject to a 1 percent tax on their gross earnings.
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Residents who work in Kansas City, Mo., should have this tax withheld by their employer, and they do not need to file a return. Residents can verify their withholding status with their employer.
Residents working outside Kansas City, Mo. must file a wage earner's return with the City's Revenue Division by April 15 of each year. Employers outside Kansas City, Mo. may be willing to withhold the tax as a service to employees, and should check with their personnel department for more information. Companies can contact the Business License Section of the Revenue Division at 816-513-1135 to request the necessary registration forms for withholding.
Residents who are self-employed must pay the 1 percent tax on the net profit of their business by filing a profits return with the Revenue Division by April 15 (April 18, 2011) of each year.Businesses
Residents who operate a business in Kansas City, Mo. must pay a 1 percent profits tax on the net profit of their business by filing a profits return with the Revenue divison by April 15 (April 18, 2011) of each year or within 105 days of the end of their firms' fiscal year.