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The tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Arkansas state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at View the federal tax return filing requirements.

Arkansas Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file an Arkansas state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline Date Type of Income Tax Return Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
April 18, 2017 2016 Arkansas State Tax Return Due date for Arkansas State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 18, 2017 2016 Arkansas State Tax Extension Due date for Arkansas automatic extensions
October 16, 2017 2016 Arkansas State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2016 Arkansas State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

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Arkansas State Tax Forms that Can Be efiled supports all of the forms that Arkansas allows to be efiled. You can efile any of the following Arkansas state tax forms:

Form/Schedule Description Can I efile this form?
Form AR3 Itemized Deductions Schedule




Form AR1000 Income and Filing Information
Form AR1000/1000NR Adjustments
Form AR1000 & 1000NR Credits and Payments (Page 2)
Form AR1000 CO Check Off Contributions
Form AR1000D Capital Gains Schedule
Form AR1000ES Individual Estimated Tax Declaration Vouchers
Form AR1000V Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form AR1075 Deduction for Post-Secondary Tuition Paid
Form AR1800 Political Contributions Credit
Form AR2210 Individual Estimated Tax Penalty
Form AR Worksheet Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction Worksheet

Arkansas State Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled

Arkansas State Tax Withholding Form

Form Description
AR4EC Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate

AR Tax Extension

Extension Form Arkansas Extension Instructions How to File

AR1055, Tax Extension

Arkansas accepts federal tax extensions. You do not have to file an AR state tax return extension if you complete and file Form 4868. When your AR return is complete and ready to file, check the extension box on the front of the return and mail it by October 16, 2017.

If you do not apply for a federal extension, you may request an AR state extension on Form AR1055. This form must state your reason for the state extension and must be postmarked on or before April 18. The form must be approved and is valid for a maximum of 180 days. Attach a copy of your approved AR tax return extension to the front of your AR return when you file and check the box on the front of the return indicating that you requested an extension.

If you expect to owe taxes, you should still pay what you owe by April 18, 2017 or you will be charged penalties and interest on taxes not paid by the tax return deadline. To avoid penalty and interest fees, you can complete and file Form AR1000ES, Voucher 5 to estimate how much tax you will owe and make that payment by the deadline.

Complete and submit Form AR1055 (if federal extension not submitted)

Important Reminder! If you are filing an Arkansas tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

AR Tax Amendment

Amended Arkansas state tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be eflled. Learn more about how to file an Arkansas state tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing an Alabama tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2015 Past Year Arkansas Tax Forms

Arkansas state forms for past Tax Years cannot be prepared and efiled. You will need to print, complete, and mail the tax forms to the Arizona Department of Finance and Administration.

Form/Schedule Description How to File
Form AR3 Itemized Deductions Schedule

Download, complete, print out, sign, and mail

Form AR4 Interest and Dividend Income Schedule
Form AR1000ADJ Adjustments Schedule
Form AR1000-CO Check Off Contributions Schedule
Form AR1000D Capital Gains Schedule
Form AR1000ES Estimated Tax Declaration Vouchers
Form AR1000F Full Year Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Form AR1000NR Part Year or Non-Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Form AR1000V Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form AR1075 Deduction for Tuition Paid to Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
Form AR1800 State Political Contributions Credit
Form AR2210R Penalty for Underpayment of Estimated Tax

Where's My Refund? - Check Your Arkansas State Tax Refund Status

Before checking the status of your AR state refund, wait at least 10 days after your efiled return has been processed and received by the AR state tax agency. If you filed your AR state return on paper, allow 6 weeks from the date you filed before checking your AR tax refund status.

Check your Arkansas tax refund status online.

AR efile Error Codes

If your Arkansas state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.

View a list of all Arkansas State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

Arkansas Tax Facts

AR Income Tax:

Individual income in Arkansas is taxed across six tax brackets at six graduated tax rates.

  • 0.9% for the first $4,299 of taxable income
  • 2.4% on taxable income between $4,300 and $8,399
  • 3.4% on taxable income between $8,400 and $12,699
  • 4.4% on taxable income between $12,700 and $21,099
  • 6% on taxable income between $21,100 and $35,299
  • 7% on taxable income above $35,300

AR Sales Tax:

Arkansas has a general state sales tax rate of 6.5%. There is a 2% sales tax rate on food and food ingredients. There are also more than 300 local taxes in AR cities and counties.

Various services are subject to sales tax, including:

  • dry cleaning and laundry
  • pest control
  • boat storage and docking
  • wrecker and towing services
  • pet grooming and kennel services
  • security and alarm monitoring
  • body piercing and tattooing
  • self-storage facilities

More information on Arkansas Sales Tax

AR Sales Tax Holiday:

Arkansas has one annual sales tax holiday. It usually occurs on the first weekend of August (midnight Saturday through midnight Sunday). Certain items, such as clothing and school supplies are exempt from Arkansas sales tax. However, the AR consumer will only receive the tax exemption if a specific total spending limit is met.

Refer to the chart below for Arkansas sales tax holidays for 2017.

Sales Tax Holiday Dates Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
August 5-6, 2017
  • Clothing: $100 or less
  • Apparal accessories: $50 or less
  • School supplies: includes art supplies and instructional materials

AR Personal Property Tax:

All personal property in Arkansas is subject to a personal property tax. The taxable assessed value of homes will not increase more than 5% above the previous value. This does not apply when new additions or substantial improvements are made to the property. The homestead's value will continue to increase each year until it equals 20% of the market value.

Personal property must be assessed each year before May 31, without any penalties. Taxes are due October 10 of the following year. AR homeowners have the option to pay personal property taxes online.

AR has a property tax credit worth up to $350. Eligibility for the credit is restricted to a homeowner's principal place of residence or life estate. AR residents who own a home but live in a nursing home or retirement center are also eligible for the credit.

Disabled veterans are exempt from all personal property taxes in certain cases. This tax exemption is also available to widowers of military personnel who do not remarry, as well as to dependent minor children of military members who were killed in action, died of service-related disabilities, or who are missing in action.

Odd Tax Fact:

The AR tax department website has a miscellaneous tax section, which has information on 27 taxes, fees, and licenses on various items, including:

  • cigarettes & other tobacco products
  • liquor and beer
  • soft drinks
  • imported & domestic wine
  • beauty pageant registration fees
  • beef, wheat and rice promotion
  • amusements

AR State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

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