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Missouri - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 31, 2014 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more
Adair County 945 1,109 1169 1,303 1,324
Andrew County 1,244 1,461 1539 1,716 1,744
Atchison County 945 1,109 1169 1,303 1,324
Audrain County 991 1,163 1226 1,367 1,389
Barry County 998 1,172 1235 1,377 1,399
Barton County 936 1,100 1159 1,292 1,313
Bates County 1,139 1,338 1410 1,572 1,598
Benton County 1,003 1,178 1241 1,384 1,406
Bollinger County 922 1,083 1141 1,272 1,293
Boone County 1,273 1,495 1575 1,756 1,784
Buchanan County 1,099 1,291 1360 1,516 1,541
Butler County 959 1,126 1187 1,324 1,345
Caldwell County 1,152 1,353 1426 1,590 1,616
Callaway County 1,119 1,314 1385 1,544 1,569
Camden County 1,129 1,326 1397 1,558 1,583
Cape Girardeau County 1,130 1,327 1398 1,559 1,584
Carroll County 993 1,166 1229 1,370 1,392
Carter County 978 1,148 1210 1,349 1,371
Cass County 1,353 1,589 1674 1,867 1,897
Cedar County 970 1,140 1201 1,339 1,361
Chariton County 931 1,093 1152 1,284 1,305
Christian County 1,210 1,422 1498 1,670 1,697
Clark County 873 1,025 1080 1,204 1,224
Clay County 1,410 1,656 1745 1,946 1,977
Clinton County 1,303 1,531 1613 1,799 1,828
Cole County 1,181 1,387 1462 1,630 1,656
Cooper County 1,047 1,229 1295 1,444 1,468
Crawford County 1,032 1,212 1277 1,424 1,447
Dade County 909 1,067 1124 1,254 1,274
Dallas County 978 1,149 1211 1,350 1,372
Daviess County 1,059 1,244 1311 1,462 1,485
DeKalb County 1,148 1,349 1421 1,584 1,610
Dent County 911 1,070 1128 1,258 1,278
Douglas County 890 1,045 1101 1,228 1,247
Dunklin County 873 1,025 1080 1,204 1,224
Franklin County 1,230 1,444 1522 1,697 1,724
Gasconade County 1,095 1,286 1355 1,511 1,535
Gentry County 995 1,168 1231 1,373 1,395
Greene County 1,090 1,281 1349 1,505 1,529
Grundy County 946 1,111 1171 1,306 1,327
Harrison County 928 1,089 1148 1,280 1,301
Henry County 1,029 1,208 1273 1,419 1,442
Hickory County 891 1,047 1103 1,230 1,250
Holt County 983 1,154 1216 1,356 1,378
Howard County 1,072 1,259 1327 1,480 1,503
Howell County 949 1,115 1175 1,310 1,331
Iron County 889 1,044 1100 1,227 1,246
Jackson County 1,296 1,522 1604 1,788 1,817
Jasper County 1,026 1,205 1270 1,416 1,439
Jefferson County 1,289 1,514 1595 1,778 1,807
Johnson County 1,185 1,392 1467 1,636 1,662
Knox County 894 1,051 1107 1,234 1,254
Laclede County 982 1,153 1215 1,355 1,377
Lafayette County 1,173 1,378 1452 1,619 1,645
Lawrence County 1,024 1,202 1267 1,413 1,436
Lewis County 924 1,085 1143 1,275 1,295
Lincoln County 1,286 1,511 1592 1,775 1,804
Linn County 964 1,132 1193 1,330 1,352
Livingston County 987 1,160 1222 1,363 1,385
Macon County 975 1,145 1206 1,345 1,367
Madison County 933 1,096 1155 1,288 1,309
Maries County 1,049 1,232 1298 1,447 1,471
Marion County 1,052 1,236 1302 1,452 1,475
McDonald County 956 1,123 1183 1,319 1,340
Mercer County 872 1,024 1079 1,203 1,223
Miller County 1,006 1,182 1245 1,388 1,411
Mississippi County 827 972 1024 1,142 1,160
Moniteau County 1,079 1,268 1336 1,490 1,514
Monroe County 966 1,135 1196 1,334 1,355
Montgomery County 1,079 1,268 1336 1,490 1,514
Morgan County 999 1,173 1236 1,378 1,400
New Madrid County 912 1,071 1129 1,259 1,279
Newton County 1,032 1,212 1277 1,424 1,447
Nodaway County 1,043 1,225 1291 1,439 1,463
Oregon County 881 1,034 1090 1,215 1,235
Osage County 1,018 1,196 1260 1,405 1,428
Ozark County 891 1,047 1103 1,230 1,250
Pemiscot County 912 1,071 1129 1,259 1,279
Perry County 1,125 1,321 1392 1,552 1,577
Pettis County 1,017 1,195 1259 1,404 1,426
Phelps County 1,093 1,284 1353 1,509 1,533
Pike County 1,045 1,227 1293 1,442 1,465
Platte County 1,572 1,846 1945 2,169 2,204
Polk County 1,039 1,220 1286 1,434 1,457
Pulaski County 1,176 1,381 1455 1,622 1,649
Putnam County 1,139 1,338 1409 1,572 1,597
Ralls County 1,049 1,232 1298 1,447 1,471
Randolph County 997 1,171 1234 1,376 1,398
Ray County 1,248 1,466 1545 1,723 1,750
Reynolds County 900 1,057 1114 1,242 1,262
Ripley County 903 1,060 1117 1,245 1,266
Saline County 963 1,131 1192 1,329 1,351
Schuyler County 891 1,047 1103 1,230 1,250
Scotland County 949 1,114 1174 1,309 1,330
Scott County 950 1,116 1176 1,311 1,332
Shannon County 890 1,045 1101 1,228 1,247
Shelby County 964 1,132 1193 1,330 1,352
St. Charles County 1,502 1,764 1859 2,073 2,106
St. Clair County 936 1,099 1158 1,291 1,312
St. Francois County 999 1,174 1237 1,379 1,402
St. Louis city 1,218 1,430 1507 1,680 1,707
St. Louis County 1,430 1,680 1770 1,974 2,005
Ste. Genevieve County 1,104 1,296 1366 1,523 1,548
Stoddard County 957 1,124 1184 1,320 1,341
Stone County 1,050 1,233 1299 1,448 1,472
Sullivan County 923 1,084 1142 1,273 1,294
Taney County 1,111 1,305 1375 1,533 1,558
Texas County 901 1,058 1115 1,243 1,263
Vernon County 1,003 1,178 1241 1,384 1,406
Warren County 1,293 1,519 1600 1,784 1,813
Washington County 902 1,059 1116 1,245 1,265
Wayne County 846 994 1047 1,167 1,186
Webster County 972 1,142 1203 1,341 1,363
Worth County 861 1,012 1066 1,189 1,208
Wright County 919 1,079 1137 1,268 1,288

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