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According to a 2006 study done by the Tax Foundation, Arkansas is ranked 10th among states with the lowest overall tax burden. This analysis showed Arkansas to have a combined (federal, state, local) tax rate of 29.1%, which is significantly below 40 other states throughout the country.
States with the lowest combined tax burden:
Combined federal, state & local taxes
State & Local Taxes
State income tax is pro-rated up to 7% over $50,000 per year; however, there are several exemptions such as social security benefits and the first $6,000 received under a public or private employer sponsored retirement plan.
Arkansas Sales Tax
Arkansas Sales Tax of 5.2% is imposed on the sale of tangible personal property and some services. Garland County sales tax is ½% and Saline County is ¼%.
Property taxes are assessed at 20% of the appraised valuation. Taxes in the Jessieville School District (Garland County) are assessed at $34,80 per $1,000 of assessed value ($696 for a $100,000 home). Taxes in the Fountain Lake School District are assessed at $34.60 per $1,000 assessed value in Garland County ($629 on $100,000 home), and $40.70 per $1000 in Saline County ($814 on $100,000 home).
*Tax information and living expenses are provided for information only and are subject to change. Call the County Assessors and collectors office for more info: Garland County Assessor (501) 622 3730; Saline County Assessor (501) 776 5622.
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