Arkansas Income Taxes and AR State Tax Forms

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Arkansas
"The Natural State"

Arkansas State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Arkansas State Tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - an Arkansas Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - an Arkansas 2018 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Prepare only a AR State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
Where Is Your Arkansas Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Arkansas Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Arkansas Income Tax Extension
Arkansas Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your AR Tax Return was rejected by the AR Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Arkansas Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
1. Late Payment Penalty: The state of Arkansas charges interest on taxes that are not paid by the deadline.
2. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

 

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2019 Arkansas Income Tax Filing Deadlines

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2018. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return
Prepare and eFile an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2019) and Arkansas State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2019) until October 15, 2019. - eFileIT*
Expired:
April 15, 2019
2018 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after April 15, 2019 Arkansas Tax Extension
Last day to eFile a 2018 Arkansas State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only eFile (to file by paper see below) Arkansas Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2019
via mail-in Forms. Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after April 15, 2019 Arkansas Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an AR Tax Extension to file their Arkansas Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is Oct. 15, 2019. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2019). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Arkansas State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
2019, 2020, etc.
Other State Tax Returns Extensions Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2019, 2020, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Returns, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2022
2018 Arkansas Income Tax Return Refund
The last day to file and claim your 2018 Arkansas Income Tax Return. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2018 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2018 Arkansas State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your Federal and State Income Tax Return. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the State Tax Agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
eFileIT Now*
Form AR3
Itemized Deductions Schedule
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
Nonresident and Part Year Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Form AR1000V
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form AR1075
Deduction for Tuition Paid to Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
Form AR2210
Penalty for Underpayment of Estimated Tax
Determines your paycheck AR Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

How To File an Arkansas 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 15, 2019. 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 15. 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 15, 2019 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.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2019.

2018 Tax Year Arkansas Tax Forms

Arkansas State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. Details on how to only prepare and print a Arkansas 2018 Tax Return.  The AR Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Itemized Deductions Schedule
Interest and Dividend Income Schedule
Adjustments Schedule
Check Off Contributions Schedule
Capital Gains Schedule
Estimated Tax Declaration Vouchers
Full Year Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Nonresident and Part Year Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Deduction for Tuition Paid to Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
Penalty for Underpayment of Estimated Tax
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Arkansas Tax Forms

Arkansas state income tax forms for tax year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017) can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign and mail them to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. The 2017 IRS Tax Forms are listed here.

Form/Schedule
Description
Itemized Deductions Schedule
Interest and Dividend Income Schedule
Adjustments Schedule
Check Off Contributions Schedule
Capital Gains Schedule
Estimated Tax Declaration Vouchers
Full Year Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Nonresident and Part Year Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Deduction for Tuition Paid to Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
Penalty for Underpayment of Estimated Tax
Tax Amendment

Arkansas Tax Facts, Information

Arkansas Tax Information and Contacts

AR Tax Type
Description
Arkansas Income Tax Code

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
Sales Tax Holidays
August 3-4, 2019
  • Clothing: $100 or less
  • Apparal accessories: $50 or less
  • School supplies: includes art supplies and instructional materials
Arkansas 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
Arkansas Tax Payment Options
Arkansas State Tax Agency Contacts and Mailing Address

 

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