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Taxes

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:

Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
 
8
9

10

State
Alabama
Alaska
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Tennessee
New Mexico
South Dakota
Montana
Idaho
West Virginia

Arkansas

Combined federal, state & local taxes
27.5%
27.9%
28.0%
28.2%
28.2%
28.5%
28.9%
29.0%
29.0%
29.1%

29.1%

 

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

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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