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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 28, 2016 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 991 1,163 1,226 1,367 1,389
Andrew County 1,176 1,382 1,456 1,623 1,650
Atchison County 974 1,144 1,206 1,345 1,366
Audrain County 1,037 1,218 1,283 1,431 1,454
Barry County 978 1,149 1,211 1,350 1,372
Barton County 985 1,157 1,219 1,359 1,381
Bates County 1,097 1,289 1,358 1,514 1,539
Benton County 1,003 1,178 1,241 1,384 1,406
Bollinger County 961 1,128 1,189 1,326 1,347
Boone County 1,269 1,491 1,571 1,752 1,780
Buchanan County 1,100 1,292 1,361 1,518 1,542
Butler County 974 1,144 1,206 1,345 1,366
Caldwell County 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Callaway County 1,088 1,278 1,347 1,502 1,526
Camden County 1,102 1,294 1,364 1,521 1,545
Cape Girardeau County 1,110 1,304 1,374 1,532 1,557
Carroll County 1,004 1,179 1,242 1,385 1,407
Carter County 1,075 1,262 1,330 1,483 1,507
Cass County 1,345 1,580 1,665 1,856 1,886
Cedar County 937 1,101 1,160 1,293 1,314
Chariton County 949 1,114 1,174 1,309 1,330
Christian County 1,176 1,382 1,456 1,623 1,650
Clark County 949 1,115 1,175 1,310 1,331
Clay County 1,366 1,604 1,690 1,884 1,915
Clinton County 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Cole County 1,173 1,378 1,452 1,619 1,645
Cooper County 1,048 1,231 1,297 1,446 1,470
Crawford County 1,011 1,187 1,251 1,395 1,417
Dade County 938 1,102 1,161 1,295 1,315
Dallas County 953 1,119 1,179 1,315 1,336
Daviess County 1,048 1,231 1,297 1,446 1,470
DeKalb County 1,147 1,347 1,419 1,582 1,608
Dent County 959 1,126 1,187 1,324 1,345
Douglas County 881 1,034 1,090 1,215 1,235
Dunklin County 906 1,064 1,121 1,250 1,270
Franklin County 1,203 1,413 1,489 1,660 1,687
Gasconade County 1,057 1,241 1,308 1,458 1,482
Gentry County 1,015 1,192 1,256 1,400 1,423
Greene County 1,077 1,265 1,333 1,486 1,510
Grundy County 953 1,120 1,180 1,316 1,337
Harrison County 966 1,134 1,195 1,332 1,354
Henry County 1,010 1,186 1,250 1,394 1,416
Hickory County 931 1,093 1,152 1,284 1,305
Holt County 1,000 1,175 1,238 1,380 1,403
Howard County 992 1,165 1,228 1,369 1,391
Howell County 963 1,131 1,192 1,329 1,351
Iron County 930 1,092 1,151 1,283 1,304
Jackson County 1,286 1,511 1,592 1,775 1,804
Jasper County 1,033 1,214 1,279 1,426 1,449
Jefferson County 1,262 1,482 1,562 1,742 1,770
Johnson County 1,200 1,409 1,485 1,656 1,683
Knox County 911 1,070 1,127 1,257 1,277
Laclede County 988 1,161 1,223 1,364 1,386
Lafayette County 1,147 1,347 1,419 1,582 1,608
Lawrence County 1,021 1,200 1,264 1,409 1,432
Lewis County 923 1,084 1,142 1,273 1,294
Lincoln County 1,234 1,449 1,527 1,703 1,730
Linn County 947 1,112 1,172 1,307 1,328
Livingston County 999 1,173 1,236 1,378 1,400
Macon County 966 1,134 1,195 1,332 1,354
Madison County 949 1,114 1,174 1,309 1,330
Maries County 999 1,174 1,237 1,379 1,402
Marion County 1,027 1,206 1,271 1,417 1,440
McDonald County 970 1,139 1,200 1,338 1,360
Mercer County 878 1,032 1,087 1,212 1,232
Miller County 975 1,145 1,207 1,346 1,368
Mississippi County 840 986 1,039 1,158 1,177
Moniteau County 1,057 1,241 1,308 1,458 1,482
Monroe County 975 1,145 1,207 1,346 1,368
Montgomery County 1,046 1,229 1,295 1,444 1,467
Morgan County 972 1,142 1,203 1,341 1,363
New Madrid County 914 1,073 1,131 1,261 1,281
Newton County 1,028 1,207 1,272 1,418 1,441
Nodaway County 1,064 1,250 1,317 1,468 1,492
Oregon County 894 1,050 1,106 1,233 1,253
Osage County 1,041 1,222 1,288 1,436 1,459
Ozark County 944 1,108 1,168 1,302 1,323
Pemiscot County 943 1,107 1,167 1,301 1,322
Perry County 1,096 1,287 1,356 1,512 1,536
Pettis County 1,016 1,194 1,258 1,403 1,425
Phelps County 1,118 1,313 1,384 1,543 1,568
Pike County 1,033 1,214 1,279 1,426 1,449
Platte County 1,534 1,802 1,899 2,117 2,152
Polk County 1,019 1,197 1,261 1,406 1,429
Pulaski County 1,159 1,361 1,434 1,599 1,625
Putnam County 1,025 1,204 1,269 1,415 1,438
Ralls County 1,016 1,193 1,257 1,402 1,424
Randolph County 983 1,154 1,216 1,356 1,378
Ray County 1,172 1,377 1,451 1,618 1,644
Reynolds County 980 1,151 1,213 1,352 1,374
Ripley County 865 1,015 1,070 1,193 1,212
Saline County 987 1,159 1,221 1,361 1,383
Schuyler County 890 1,046 1,102 1,229 1,249
Scotland County 986 1,158 1,220 1,360 1,382
Scott County 966 1,134 1,195 1,332 1,354
Shannon County 911 1,070 1,128 1,258 1,278
Shelby County 948 1,113 1,173 1,308 1,329
St. Charles County 1,461 1,716 1,808 2,016 2,048
St. Clair County 932 1,095 1,154 1,287 1,307
St. Francois County 1,012 1,188 1,252 1,396 1,419
St. Louis city 1,193 1,402 1,477 1,647 1,673
St. Louis County 1,403 1,647 1,736 1,936 1,967
Ste. Genevieve County 1,126 1,322 1,393 1,553 1,578
Stoddard County 958 1,126 1,186 1,322 1,344
Stone County 1,071 1,257 1,325 1,477 1,501
Sullivan County 947 1,112 1,172 1,307 1,328
Taney County 1,089 1,279 1,348 1,503 1,527
Texas County 953 1,120 1,180 1,316 1,337
Vernon County 1,007 1,182 1,246 1,389 1,412
Warren County 1,244 1,461 1,540 1,717 1,745
Washington County 920 1,081 1,139 1,270 1,290
Wayne County 845 993 1,046 1,166 1,185
Webster County 999 1,174 1,237 1,379 1,402
Worth County 870 1,022 1,077 1,201 1,220
Wright County 920 1,081 1,139 1,270 1,290

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