The Arkansas (AR) state sales tax rate is currently 6.5%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 11.5%.

Arkansas is a Streamlined Sales Tax state. Businesses selling into multiple states may register with the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.

How to Register

Businesses that have employees, engage in retail sales, rent or lease tangible personal property, or provide taxable services are required to register with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. Business can register online using the Combined Business Tax Registration form, or the Streamlined Sales Tax form.

How to File and Pay

Online: Arkansas Taxpayer Access Point


  • Form ET-1 (and instructions.)
  • Taxable sales worksheet
  • All forms


Forms due on 20th; payments due on pre-payments schedule. Download complete calendar here.

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration