Transparency by the Numbers

Documents and resources that help make fiscal issues more transparent and provide information on their impact on City residents.


The City of St. Louis uses bond issuance proceeds to build and improve city roads, recreation centers, and other critical public facilities and infrastructure projects. Bonds are also issued to refinance outstanding debt to reduce our interest payments and free up revenues to help fund government services.

See how GO Bond proceeds are being used:

Earnings Tax

The City of St. Louis levies a tax of 1 percent of earnings for residents, and 1 percent of earnings for nonresidents for work done or services performed in the city.

Missouri state law requires the earnings tax be renewed by local referendum every five years. In April 2021, the earnings tax was renewed with 79 percent approval (Prop E).

In addition to St. Louis, many other U.S. cities levy income (earnings) taxes.

Prop P Sales and Use Tax

In November 2017, voters authorized the city to levy an additional 0.5 percent sales tax to fund public safety.

See how Prop P revenue is being used:

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