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

Offline:

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

Deadlines

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

Avalara Sales and Use Tax Products for Arkansas

AvaTax – AvaTax is a powerful, online sales tax compliance solution that provides all businesses with a level of sales tax automation that until now has been available only to Fortune 500 companies. AvaTax’s transaction-based service model and seamless integration into business applications gives you rapid access to all jurisdiction assignments and real-time sales tax calculations. Cutting-edge technologies and superior processing logic can manage even the most complicated tax issues, such as situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemptions, certificate management and product taxability rules.

TrustFile - Avalara TrustFile provides detailed sales tax reporting for online sellers. Allowing businesses to know exactly where, when and how much to file. Ecommerce business owners can use TrustFile to determine whether or not they are collecting the right amount of sales tax in each individual state, and then store a record of their sales tax history securely in the cloud for free.

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration