Sales Tax Rate In $locality Arkansas 2021 West Helena, Arkansas Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - West Helena

WEST HELENA Sales Tax Rate


2021 West Helena sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Arkansas State Sales Tax 6.50%
County Sales Tax 2.00%
West Helena Sales Tax 2.00%
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 10.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The West Helena, Arkansas sales tax is 10.00% , consisting of 6.50% Arkansas state sales tax and 3.50% West Helena local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 2.00% county sales tax and a 2.00% city sales tax.

  • The West Helena Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within West Helena
  • West Helena collects a 3.5% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Arkansas law
  • West Helena has a higher sales tax than 100% of Arkansas' other cities and counties

West Helena Arkansas Sales Tax Exemptions

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In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Many municipalities exempt or charge special sales tax rates to certain types of transactions. Groceries is subject to special sales tax rates under Arkansas law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Arkansas state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Arkansas's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in West Helena.

Groceries:5% Clothing:10% Prepared Food:10% Prescription Drugs:3.5% Non-Prescription Drugs:3.5%

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All merchants operating in West Helena must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Arkansas Department of Revenue Website . For more details, see the Arkansas sales tax.

West Helena Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The West Helena sales tax region partially or fully covers 2 zip codes in Arkansas. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Arkansas here


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