Arkansas Income Tax Calculator

Calculate your federal & Arkansas income taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction
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Arkansas income tax calculation

Agriculture is the Natural State’s largest industry. Arkansas is a major producer and exporter of rice, soybeans and cotton. The median household income is $45,869 (2017).

Brief summary of Arkansas state income tax:

  • the state income tax ranges from 0% to 5.5%
  • no state payroll taxes
  • has state-level standard deductions and exemptions
Arkansas United States

From Wikipedia

Calculating your Arkansas state income tax in four simple steps:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State payroll tax

There are no state payroll taxes in Arkansas.

State income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Income less than $22,200
$0 – $4,999 0%
$5,000 – $9,999 2%
$10,000 – $14,299 3%
$14,300 – $23,599 3.4%
$23,600 – $39,699 5%
$39,700 and above 5.5%
Income between $22,200 and $79,300
$0 – $4,300 2%
$4,301 – $8,500 4%
$8,501 and above 5.5%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $4,000 2%
$4,000 – $8,000 4%
$8,000+ 5.9%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Income less than $22,200
$0 – $4,499 0%
$4,500 – $8,899 2%
$8,900 – $13,399 3%
$13,400 – $22,199 3.4%
Income between $22,200 and $79,300
$0 – $4,499 0.75%
$4,500 – $8,899 2.5%
$8,900 – $13,399 3.5%
$13,400 – $22,199 4.5%
$22,200 – $37,199 5%
$37,200 – $79,300 6%
Income greater than $79,300
$0 – $4,000 2%
$4,001 – $8,000 4%
$8,001 – $79,300 5.9%
$79,301+ 6.6%

Taxpayers with incomes in certain ranges will reduce their income tax by deducting a bracket adjustment below:

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$79,301 – $80,300 $440
$80,301 – $81,300 $340
$81,301 – $82,500 $240
$82,501 – $83,600 $140
$83,601 – $84,600 $40
$84,601 and above $0

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2022
2021
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,200
Married, Filing Jointly $4,400
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,200
Married, Filing Jointly $4,400

State exemptions

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount Comments
2022
2021
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$29 As tax credit
Married, Filing Jointly $58 As tax credit
Dependent(s) $29 As tax credit
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$26 As tax credit
Married, Filing Jointly $52 As tax credit
Dependent(s) $26 As tax credit

FAQs

How do I calculate my Arkansas income tax?

Calculate your Arkansas income tax with the following four steps.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $46000 a year after taxes in Arkansas?

A single filer will have a total income tax of $9,475. The take home pay will be $36,525.