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Last updated on Jul 14 2021

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Arkansas state income tax

Arkansas has a population of over 3 million (2019) and its economy is based on service industries, aircraft, poultry, steel, and tourism. The state has over 600,000 acres of lakes. The median household income is $45,869 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 2% to 5.9%
  • no state payroll taxes
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
  • no state-level tax credits
Arkansas United States

Arkansas fiscal year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from July 01 2020 to June 30 2021.

Calculating your Arkansas state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal paycheck calculator:

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Total annual income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Post-tax deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your tax liability [Taxable income × Tax rate = Tax liability]
  5. determine whether your tax liability is more than your tax credits and withheld
    • Tax liability – (Credits + Withheld) = What you owe or
    • (Credits + Withheld) – Tax liability = Tax refunds

State payroll tax

There are no state payroll taxes in Arkansas.

Income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $4,000 2.00%
$4,000 – $8,000 4.00%
$8,000+ 5.90%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Income less than $22,200
$0 – $4,499 0.00%
$4,500 – $8,899 2.00%
$8,900 – $13,399 3.00%
$13,400 – $22,199 3.40%
Income between $22,200 and $79,300
$0 – $4,499 0.75%
$4,500 – $8,899 2.50%
$8,900 – $13,399 3.50%
$13,400 – $22,199 4.50%
$22,200 – $37,199 5.00%
$37,200 – $79,300 6.00%
Income greater than $79,300
$0 – $4,000 2.00%
$4,001 – $8,000 4.00%
$8,001 – $79,300 5.90%
$79,301+ 6.60%

Deductions

Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
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

Exemptions

Fiscal year Filing status Personal exemption amount Comments
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

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Arkansas doesn’t have a state-level EITC.

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Arkansas doesn’t have a Child Tax Credit.

FAQs

What taxes do Arkansan pay?

The only state-level tax is the income tax rate (2% to 5.9%). There is no additional state-level payroll taxes.

How much do you make after taxes in Arkansas?

The annual take home pay is $36,342.80 for a single filer who earns $46,000.
A married couple with an annual income of $92,000 will take home $72,453.60 after taxes.