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Why is the rate on my Missouri vendor use tax return lower than expected?


On your MO 53-V return, the rate listed is lower than what was being calculated with the business location showing as State Only.


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  • This is due to a tax type mismatch between your nexus selections and the form you selected for your filing calendar.
    • Your nexus tax type is set to Sales Tax
    • The MO 53-V is meant to file Sellers/Retailers/Vendors Use Tax.
  • The State Only line lists the current state rate for that period.
  • This causes the sales to be adjusted to account for the over calculation.

Next Steps

For more information on the adjustment of sales amounts, please review Why do the sales on a return not match my liability worksheet?