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What is the St. Louis City Earnings Tax and why do I have to pay it?

The St. Louis City Earnings Tax is a local tax and if you work within city limits, your pay is subject to St. Louis City Tax. The tax is collected from all city residents and non-city residents who work within city limit.

The city of St. Louis is the sole recipient of these funds and it is used to pay for general city services, such as the police and fire departments, street repair, park maintenance and pay salaries for the city employees.