Arkansas Sales Tax

Rates

  • State sales tax rate 6.5%
  • Local rate0% - 5%
  • Combined rate6.5% - 11.5%
  • *Local rates are set by the county, city or other taxing district.
  • *Shipping is taxable

Major Cities/Counties

  • Little Rock 9%
  • Fort Smith 9.75%
  • North Little Rock 9.5%
  • Hot Springs National Park 9.5%
  • Pine Bluff 10%
  • Springdale 9.75%
  • Jonesboro 8.5%
  • Benton 9%

Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Information

The Arkansas (AR) state sales tax rate is currently 6.5%, ranking 9th-highest in the U.S. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 11.5%. The average local rate is 2.92%. The average combined tax rate is 9.42%, ranking 3rd in the US.

Local taxes apply to both intra-state and inter-state transactions.

In Arkansas, food and food ingredients are taxed at a reduced state rate of 1.5% + any local rate. Prescription drugs are exempt from the sales tax.

Arkansas has sales tax holiday weekend this year, 8/4/2018 - 8/5/2018, allowing shoppers to purchase school supplies, school art supplies, school instructional materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax.

Arkansas is a member of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board.

Lowest Tax Rates

  • Alexander 6.5%
  • Bauxite 6.5%
  • Benton 6.5%
  • Hensley 6.5%
  • Holly Grove 6.5%
  • Lonsdale 6.5%
  • Mabelvale 6.5%
  • Monroe 6.5%

Highest Tax Rates

  • Gould 11.5%
  • Calion 11.25%
  • Camden 11.25%
  • Earle 11.25%
  • Lawson 11.25%
  • Marion 11.25%
  • Menifee 11.25%
  • Norphlet 11.25%