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Arkansas to welcome 2018 with sales tax changes


 Local tax rates in Arkansas.

Sales and use tax rates in more than two dozen localities in Arkansas will change as of Jan. 1, 2018. Many are due to annexations. In other words, Arkansas cities are expanding.

Rate changes due to annexations:

  • Ash Flat: 1.375%
  • Bald Knob: 1.5%
  • Benton: 2.5%
  • Bentonville: 2%
  • Booneville: 2%
  • Cabot: 2%
  • Centerton: 2%
  • Garfield: 1%
  • Gentry: 1.125%
  • Hot Springs: 1.5%
  • Little Rock: 1.5%
  • Morrilton: 1%
  • Pocahontas: 2%
  • Redfield: 1%
  • Siloam Springs: 2%
  • Trumann: 2%

Rate decreases:

  • Dewitt: 2%

Rate increases:

  • Brinkley: 3%
  • Bull Shoals: 2%
  • Franklin County: 2%
  • Hamburg: 2%
  • Malvern: 2%
  • Mountain Home: 1.375%
  • North Little Rock: 2%
  • Tontitown: 2.75%
  • Woodruff County: 2%

Additional information, including reporting codes, is available from 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.