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Arkansas sales tax rate changes, April 2018

  • Mar 26, 2018 | Gail Cole

sales tax rate changes

More than a dozen local sales and use tax rate changes are set to take effect in Arkansas on April 1, 2018. They run the gamut: rate increases, rate decreases, and rates changes caused by annexation.

Sales tax rate decreases

Sales tax rates in the following counties will decrease on April 1. The new local rates, listed below, are in addition to the basic state rate of 6.5%.

  • Independence County: 1.5%
  • St. Francis County: 2%

Sales tax rate increases

The following are listed with their new local rates, which are in addition to the state rate.

  • Alexander, in Pulaski County: 3%
  • Baxter County: 2%
  • Conway, in Faulkner County: 2.125%
  • Des Arc, in Prairie County: 3%
  • DeWitt, in Arkansas County: 3.5%
  • Lonoke, in Lonoke County: 3%


The following cities have new rates due to annexations, which typically occurs when towns grow. The new rates, listed below, are in addition to the state rate.

  • Benton, in Saline County: 2.5%
  • Fordyce, in Dallas County: 1.5%
  • Fort Smith, in Sebastian County: 2%
  • Little Rock, in Pulaski County: 1.5%
  • Paris, in Logan County: 1.5%
  • Pleasant Plains, in Independence County

Additional details are available from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

Learn more about Arkansas sales and use tax here.

Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.