Arkansas sales tax changes

Tracking state and local sales tax rate and rule changes in Arkansas


Arkansas sales tax changes effective July 2019

The following Arkansas sales tax rate changes go into effect July 1, 2019. 

City County New Rate Action
Centerton Benton County 2.000% Annexation
Pea Ridge Benton County 1.000% Annexation
Highfill Benton County 2.000% Annexation
Hampton Calhoun County 0.500% Enacted
Lake City Craighead County 1.000% Annexation
Flippin Marion County 1.000% Annexation
East Camden Ouachita County 1.000% Annexation

For more information, please refer to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

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In addition to the Arkansas city rate changes listed in the table below, the following counties saw rate changes. All rate changes go into effect on April 1, 2019.

  • Fulton County rate increased to 3.000%
  • Grant County rate increased to 1.250%
  • Saline County rate enacted at 0.375%
  • Sharp County rate increased to 1.750%
City New Rate County Action
Wilmot 2.000% Ashley Increased
Rogers 2.000% Benton Annexation
Bentonville 2.000% Benton Annexation
Gentry 2.000% Benton Increased
Cave Springs 1.000% Benton Deannexation
Bella Vista 1.000% Benton Annexation
Caraway 1.000% Craighead Annexation
Monette 1.000% Craighead Annexation
Dyer 1.000% Crawford Annexation
Pleasant Plains 2.000% Independence Annexation
Wabbaseka 2.000% Jefferson Increased
Redfield 2.000% Jefferson Increased
Magazine 2.000% Logan Annexation
Scranton 1.000% Logan Enacted
Cabot 2.000% Lonoke Annexation
Jasper 2.000% Newton Annexation
Lepanto 2.250% Poinsett Annexation
Trumann 2.000% Poinsett Annexation
Waldenburg 1.500% Poinsett Decreased
Hector 1.500% Pope Enacted
Little Rock 1.500% Pulaski Annexation
Prairie Grove 2.750% Washington Increased
Springdale 2.000% Washington Annexation
Judsonia 1.000% White Annexation

Food and Food Ingredients

The Arkansas sales tax rate for food and food ingredients (i.e., groceries) is lower than the general state sales tax rate in Arkansas, and on January 1, 2019, the tax on groceries dropped even more, from 1.5 percent to 0.125 percent. The state sales and use tax rate decrease for food and food ingredients doesn’t affect applicable local sales and use taxes, which continue to apply.

Local Sales Tax Changes

In addition to the Arkansas city rate changes listed in the table below, the following counties saw rate changes. All rate changes go into effect on January 1, 2019.

  • Baxter County rate increased to 1.250%
  • Grant County rate decreased to 1.000%
  • Perry County rate decreased to 2.250%
City New Rate County Action
Hamburg 3.000% Ashley Increased
Rogers 2.000% Benton Annexation
Bentonville 2.000% Benton Annexation
Centerton 2.000% Benton Annexation
Cave Springs 1.000% Benton Deannexation
Piggott 2.000% Clay Increased
Cash 1.000% Craighead Annexation
Van Buren 2.000% Crawford Annexation
Ozark 2.000% Franklin Annexation
Mammoth Spring 1.000% Fulton Annexation
Marmaduke 1.250% Greene Annexation
Pleasant Plains 2.000% Independence Annexation
Flippin 1.000% Marion Annexation
Jasper 2.000% Newton Annexation
Murfreesboro 1.500% Pike Annexation
Bryant 3.000% Saline Annexation

In addition to the Arkansas city rate changes listed in the table below, the following counties saw rate changes. All rate changes go into effect on October 1, 2018.

  • Baxter County rate decreased to 1.000%
  • Lincoln County rate increased to 2.000%
  • Montgomery County rate increased to 3.000%
  • Newton County rate decreased to 1.000%
  • Sevier County rate decreased to 2.125%
City New Rate County Rate Action
Siloam Springs 2.000% Benton Increased
Bentonville 2.000% Benton Annexation
Gravette 2.000% Benton Annexation
Lowell 2.000% Benton Annexation
Centerton 2.000% Benton Annexation
Pea Ridge 1.000% Benton Annexation
Warren 1.000% Bradley Annexation
Piggott 1.000% Clay Decreased
Morrilton 1.000% Conway Annexation
Brookland 3.000% Craighead Annexation
Conway 2.125% Faulkner Annexation
Vilonia 2.500% Faulkner Annexation
Charleston 1.500% Franklin Annexation
Hot Springs 1.500% Garland Annexation
Marmaduke 1.250% Greene Annexation
McCaskill 1.500% Hempstead Enacted
Rockport 2.000% Hot Spring Annexation
Pleasant Plains 2.000% Independence Annexation
Horseshoe Bend 2.000% Izard Deannexation
Melbourne 2.000% Izard Annexation
Calico Rock 3.000% Izard Increased
Walnut Ridge 2.000% Lawrence Increased
Star City 2.000% Lincoln Annexation
Paris 1.500% Logan Annexation
Ward 2.000% Lonoke Annexation
Cabot 2.000% Lonoke Annexation
Harrisburg 2.000% Poinsett Annexation
Little Rock 1.500% Pulaski Annexation
Sherwood 2.000% Pulaski Increased
Benton 2.500% Saline Annexation
Waldron 2.000% Scott Annexation
Goshen 1.000% Washington Enacted

In addition to the Arkansas city rate changes listed in the table below, the following counties saw rate changes. All rate changes go into effect on July 1, 2018.

  • Jefferson County rate increased to 1.250%
City New Rate County Rate Action
Crossett 1.250% Ashley Decreased
Siloam Springs 1.375% Benton Annexation
Siloam Springs 1.375% Benton Decreased
Bentonville 2.000% Benton Annexation
Cave Springs 1.000% Benton Annexation
Alpena 1.000% Boone Annexation
Jonesboro 1.000% Craighead Deannexation
Alma 2.000% Crawford Deannexation
Greenbrier 2.500% Faulkner Increased
Hot Springs 1.500% Garland Annexation
Swifton 1.000% Jackson Annexation
Trumann 2.000% Poinsett Annexation
Hazen 3.000% Prairie Annexation
Little Rock 1.500% Pulaski Annexation
Maumelle 2.000% Pulaski Increased
Benton 2.500% Saline Annexation
Leslie 1.000% Searcy Annexation
Greenland 3.000% Washington Annexation
Lincoln 2.000% Washington Annexation
Bald Knob 1.500% White Annexation
Havana 1.000% Yell Annexation

In addition to the Arkansas city rate changes listed in the table below, the following counties saw rate changes. All rate changes go into effect on April 1, 2018.

  • Baxter County rate increased to 2.000%
  • Independence County rate decreased to 1.500%
  • St. Francis County rate decreased to 2.000%
City New Rate County Rate Action
DeWitt 3.500% Arkansas Increased
Fordyce 1.500% Dallas Annexation
Conway 2.125% Faulkner Increased
Pleasant Plains 2.000% Independence Annexation
Paris 1.500% Logan Annexation
Lonoke 3.000% Lonoke Increased
Des Arc 3.000% Prairie Increased
Alexander 3.000% Pulaski Increased
Little Rock 1.500% Pulaski Annexation
Benton 2.500% Saline Annexation
Fort Smith 2.000% Sebastian Annexation

In addition to the Arkansas city rate changes listed in the table below, the following counties saw rate changes. All rate changes go into effect on January 1, 2018.

  • Franklin County increased rate to 2.000%
  • Woodruff County increased rate to 2.000%
City New Rate County Rate Action
DeWitt 2.000% Arkansas Decreased
Hamburg 2.000% Ashley Increased
Mountain Home 1.375% Baxter Increased
Siloam Springs 2.000% Benton Annexation
Bentonville 2.000% Benton Annexation
Gentry 1.125% Benton Annexation
Centerton 2.000% Benton Annexation
Garfield 1.000% Benton Annexation
Morrilton 1.000% Conway Annexation
Hot Springs 1.500% Garland Annexation
Malvern 2.000% Hot Spring Increased
Redfield 1.000% Jefferson Annexation
Booneville 2.000% Logan Annexation
Cabot 2.000% Lonoke Annexation
Bull Shoals 2.000% Marion Increased
Brinkley 3.000% Monroe Increased
Trumann 2.000% Poinsett Annexation
North Little Rock 2.000% Pulaski Increased
Little Rock 1.500% Pulaski Annexation
Pocahontas 2.000% Randolph Annexation
Benton 2.500% Saline Annexation
Ash Flat 1.375% Sharp Annexation
Tontitown 2.750% Washington Increased
Bald Knob 1.500% White Annexation

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.


Numerous local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Arkansas on April 1, 2017. New local rates (listed below) are the result of annexations, newly enacted taxes, and rate increases.

New taxes

  • Cedarville (Crawford County): 1%
  • Judsonia (White County): 1%
  • Pleasant Plains (Lawrence County): 2%

Rate increases

  • Bald Knob (White County): 1.5%
  • Haskell (Saline County): 2%
  • Marion County: 1.75%
  • Searcy County: 1.5%
  • Francis County: 2.5%
  • White County: 1.75%

Annexations

  • East Camden (Ouachita County): 1%
  • Hot Springs (Garland County): 1.5%
  • Mountain Home (Baxter County): 1%
  • Walnut Ridge (Lawrence County): 1%

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


A number of local sales and use tax rate changes will take effect in Arkansas on January 1, 2017. Affected jurisdictions are listed below with new local rates.

Rate increases

  • Danville, Yell County: 1.5%
  • Trumann, Poinsett County: 2%
  • Waldron, Scott County: 2%
  • West Fork, Washington County: 3%

Rate decreases

  • Garland County: 0.875%.

Annexation

  • Cabot, Lonoke County: 2%

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


Bald Knob is a small town in White County, Arkansas, known for its delicious strawberries and the large rock outcropping that gave the town its name.

Effective December 1, 2015, the local sales tax rate in Bald Knob decreased from 1.5% to 1%. Additional information.


Several local tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Arkansas on October 1, 2016.

Rate decreases

  • Bald Knob (White County): drops from 1% to 0.5%
  • Yell County: drops from 2% to 1.875%

Rate increases

  • Hartford: up from 1% to 2%

New tax

  • Wilson: 1%

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


Update 5.2.2016: The Arkansas Department of Taxation and Finance has revised the rate change for Marion County. It will increase from 1% to 1.25% (instead of 2%, as previously reported).

A number of local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Arkansas on July 1, 2016. There will be annexations, the imposition of new taxes, and rate decreases and increases.

Annexations

  • Hot Springs, Garland County: 1.5%

New taxes                     

  • Big Flat, Baxter County: 1%
  • Oak Grove Heights, Green County, 1%
  • Rudy, Crawford County: 0.5%

Rate decreases

  • Danville, Yell County: from 1.5% to 1%
  • Drew County: from 2.5% to 2.25%

Rate increases

  • Marion County: from 1% to 2% 1.25%
  • Ozark, Franklin County: from 1% to 2%

For additional information, please see the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, Recent Changes in Local Taxes.


There are now more than 300 local taxes in Arkansas. With so many, change is inevitable. And indeed, several local sales and use tax rate changes will take effect on April 1, 2016.

New local tax

  • Cash (Craighead County): new 1% sales and use tax

Rate decreases

  • Chicot County: down from 3% to 2%

Rate increases

  • Brookland (Craighead County): up from 1% to 3%
  • Gould (Lincoln County): up from 1% to 3%
  • Lawrence County: up from 2% to 2.5%

See Recent Changes in Local Taxes for additional information, including reporting codes.


Numerous local sales tax rate changes will take effect in Arkansas on January 1, 2016.

City rate changes

  • Brinkley, Monroe County, is decreasing from 3% to 2%
  • Harrisburg, Poinsett County, is increasing from 1% to 2%
  • Viola, Fulton County, is increasing from 1% to 2%
  • Gillham, Sevier County, is increasing from 1% to 2%

County rate changes

  • Crittenden County, is increasing from 1.75% to 2.75%

Annexations

  • Ward, Lonoke County, is being annexed but the sales tax rate remains 2%

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


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