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Arkansas rate changes, 2017


 This fall brings local sales tax rate changes to many parts of Arkansas.

Local sales and use tax rate changes in Arkansas often occur at the start of each quarter. They were plentiful in the third and fourth quarters of 2017.

Due to annexation, new rates (listed below) took effect in the following locations on Oct. 1, 2017:

  • Batesville: 2%
  • Bauxite: 1.5%
  • Bentonville: 2%
  • Bryant: 3%
  • Cave Springs: 1%
  • El Dorado:1.25%
  • Garfield: 1%
  • Hot Springs: 1.5%
  • Little Flock: 1%
  • Little Rock: 1.5%
  • Marmaduke: 1.25%
  • Mountainburg: 2.5%
  • Mountain View: 2%
  • Newport: 1.5%
  • Pea Ridge: 1%
  • Pocahontas: 2%
  • Rogers: 2%
  • Siloam Springs: 2%
  • West Memphis: 1.5%
  • White Hall: 1%

Rates increased as follows on Oct. 1, 2017, in the cities listed below:

  • Blytheville: 1.5%
  • Eureka Springs: 2.375%
  • Greenland: 3%
  • Pine Bluff: 2.25%
  • Plainview: 1.5%
  • Plumerville: 2%

Annexation caused the rates in the following locations to change as listed as of July 1, 2017:

  • Damascus: 1%
  • Dyer: 1%
  • Pleasant Plains: 2%
  • Pocahontas: 2%
  • Sherwood: 1%

Rates in the following cities dropped as follows, effective July 1, 2017:

  • Eureka Springs: 2.25%
  • Lonoke: 1.5%
  • Plumerville: 1%

Effective July 1, 2017, rates in the following locations increased as listed:

  • Lamar: 2%
  • Garland County: 1.5%

Additional information, including reporting codes, is available at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.