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Arkansas Income Taxes and AR State Tax Forms

Arkansas State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2021  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and eFile a AR state return). The Arkansas tax filing and tax payment deadline is April 18, 2022. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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The 2021 Arkansas State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2021 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return by the April 18, 2022 due date.  If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2022 without a late filing penalty. However, if you owe Taxes and don't pay on time, you might face late tax payment penalties. Tip: File on time, even if you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.

Complete and e-File your IRS and Arkansas State Tax return - resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns now. The Arkansas State Tax Agencies and IRS require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-File the Arkansas 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 2021 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
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
Arkansas, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties
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.
AR Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Arkansas Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Arkansas Income Tax Brackets
Arkansas Income Tax Forms
Arkansas Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are not subject to income taxes in Arkansas.

 

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2022 Arkansas Income Tax Filing Deadlines

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2021. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return
Prepare and eFile an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2022) and Arkansas State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2022) until October 15, 2022. - eFileIT
April 18, 2022
2021 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after April 18, 2022 Arkansas Tax Extension
Last day to eFile a 2021 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, 2022
via mail-in Forms. Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after April 18, 2022 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, 2022. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 15, 2022). 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
2022, 2023, etc.
Other State Tax Returns Extensions Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2022, 2023, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Returns, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 18, 2025
2021 Arkansas Income Tax Return Refund
The last day to file and claim your 2021 Arkansas Income Tax Return. This deadline does not apply if you owe Income Taxes.

E-File These 2021 Arkansas State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these state forms for 2021 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.

Description
Year
Status

* 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.

Arkansas Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2021, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for Arkansas:

  • If you do not owe Arkansas income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2022, you do not have to prepare and file a AR tax extension. In case you expect a AR tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your AR tax return in order to receive your tax refund money. 
  • If you owe AR income taxes, you will either have to submit a AR tax return or extension by the April 18, 2022 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 15, 2022. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 15, 2022, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 15, 2022. You have the following options to file a AR tax extension:
    • Accepted federal extensions will be honored as a state extension, and you do not have to mail in Form AR1055-IT.
    • Pay all or some of your Arkansas income taxes online via: Arkansas TAP.
    • Complete Form AR1055-IT, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on Form AR1055-IT.
    • Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your AR tax return either via eFile or by paper by Oct. 15, 2022.
  • Important: If you owe Arkansas and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and Arkansas tax return or extension by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to IRS and AR late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2021 Tax Returns is April 18, 2022. e-File a 2021 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/Arkansas eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2021 - eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in an Arkansas tax return on paper, the AR Mailing Addresses are listed below.

Arkansas State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2021 Arkansas Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Arkansas income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Arkansas tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Arkansas paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Create an account with Arkansas TAP or choose "Make Income Tax Payment" option to submit your payment. If you already have an account, log into your account.
Check the status of your direct payment
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through ACI, Payments site. When you're on the site, select the "State Payments" and choose Arkansas and your Payment Type option, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an additional service fee added to each payment you submit with your card.
Check or Money Order with Form AR1000V
Complete voucher Form AR1000V and attach it to your check or money order payable to "". Write your Social Security number and the tax payment period on the check. Mail them to the Form AR1000V address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Create an account with Arkansas TAP or choose "Make Income Tax Payment" to submit your estimated payment. If you already have an account, log into your account. 2) Complete voucher Form AR1000ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "Department of Finance and Administration". Write your Social Security numbers and the tax period on the check or money order. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form AR1000ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Arkansas Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Arkansas Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
AR Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
Arkansas State Income Tax
P.O. Box 1000
Little Rock, AR 72203-1000
AR Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Arkansas State Income Tax
P.O. Box 2144
Little Rock, AR 72203-2144
AR Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Form AR1055-IT. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in the Form AR1055-IT.  See above.
Individual Income Tax Section
P.O. Box 8149
Little Rock, AR 72203
AR Tax Payment: Address if you e-Filed your Tax Return and include voucher Form AR1000V
Arkansas State Income Tax
P.O. Box 8149
Little Rock, AR 72203-8149
AR Tax Payment: Address for Paper Tax Return and include voucher Form AR1000V
Arkansas State Income Tax
P.O. Box 2144
Little Rock, AR 72203-2144
AR Tax Estimate Payments: include Form AR1000ES.
Department of Finance and Administration
Income Tax Section
P.O. Box 9941
Little Rock, AR 72203-9941

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