State of Arkansas Income Tax Arkansas State Income Tax
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QuickFact: The average family pays $2,343.00 in Arkansas income taxes. [1]
Rank: 7th out of 51

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Arkansas Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 0.90%
$4,299+ $4,299+ 2.40%
$8,399+ $8,399+ 3.40%
$12,599+ $12,599+ 4.40%
$20,999+ $20,999+ 5.90%
$35,099+ $35,099+ 6.90%

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Arkansas Income Tax Calculator

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How to use the Arkansas tax estimator How To Use This Calculator
You can use our free Arkansas income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Arkansas income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Arkansas Income Tax

Arkansas collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Arkansas' state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

Arkansas' maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Arkansas' %. You can learn more about how the Arkansas income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Individuals who earn less then $10,682 per year, married couples earning less then $18,012 per year, and Heads of Household earning less then $15,185 per year do not have to submit an Arkansas income tax return. All out-of-state workers who have earned income in-state must file a return regardless of income.

If you need more time to complete your Arkansas Income Tax Return, an extension can be granted by filing form AR1055 prior to April 15th.

There are -529 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2015. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2015 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

Compare the state income tax rates in Arkansas with the income tax rates in

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Arkansas Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Arkansas income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Arkansas tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Arkansas, see the list of Arkansas income tax deductions.

4.1 - Arkansas Standard Deduction

What is the AR Standard Deduction for 2016? Unlike many other states, Arkansas has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Arkansas income tax return.

4.2 - Arkansas Personal Exemptions

Arkansas has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Arkansas Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Arkansas does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Arkansas Itemized Deductions

Arkansas allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your Arkansas tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the Arkansas standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the Arkansas and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of Arkansas itemized deductions.

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Arkansas Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to three of the most commonly used Arkansas income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Arkansas tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Arkansas Income Tax Form AR1000ES Estimated Quarterly Tax Payments
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Form AR1000ES - Estimated Quarterly Tax Payments
Individuals who do not have income tax automatically deducted from their paycheck may be required to send quarterly income tax payments using Form AR1000ES to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
Free Printable Arkansas Income Tax Form AR1000F Individual Income Tax Return
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Form AR1000F - Individual Income Tax Return
Arkansas Form AR1000F must be filed by all qualifying taxpayers yearly. Individuals with simple tax returns may instead file a simplified return, Form AR1000S.
Free Printable Arkansas Income Tax Tax Instruction Booklet Arkansas Income Tax Instruction Booklet
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Tax Instruction Booklet - Arkansas Income Tax Instruction Booklet
This free instruction booklet provides information on Arkansas tax deductions, e-filing your tax return, getting your income tax refund, and completing your tax forms.
Free Printable Arkansas Tax Table
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Printable Arkansas Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Arkansas datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Arkansas tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Arkansas, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Arkansas' 2016 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Arkansas Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Arkansas income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Arkansas tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Arkansas Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Arkansas income tax return to the Arkansas no later then April 15th. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Returns (No Tax Owed)
Arkansas State Income Tax
P.O. Box 8026
Little Rock, AR 72203-8026
Income Tax Returns (Refund Owed)
Arkansas State Income Tax
P.O. Box 1000
Little Rock, AR 72203-1000
Income Tax Returns (Tax Due)
Arkansas State Income Tax
P.O. Box 2144
Little Rock, AR 72203-2144

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e-Filing: Submit Your Arkansas Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Arkansas income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Arkansas tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

Arkansas' FreeFile program allows most Arkansas taxpayers to electronically file their state income tax return at no charge. Arkansas encourages residents to e-file their returns by providing fast ten-day tax refunds and free support for residents who e-file their income tax returns.

If you plan on e-filing, you have to submit a completed Form AR8453-OL to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration to state your intentions.

To e-file your Arkansas and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Arkansas Tax Refund

Your Arkansas Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Arkansas, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Arkansas tax refund, you can visit the Arkansas Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2016 Arkansas income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on Arkansas' 2015 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Arkansas and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Arkansas tax forms are sourced from the Arkansas income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Arkansas forms you are using are up-to-date.