The state of Arkansas levies a 6.5% state gross receipts tax, which is similar to sales tax. There are more than 300 local jurisdictions that collect their own sales tax in addition to the state rate, up to an additional 5.125%.
Use tax is imposed on tangible personal property brought into Arkansas for storage, use, or consumption in the state when the seller did not collect seller’s use tax on the sale of the property. The tax rates due are the same rates as for sales tax. Returns are to be filed on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. For example, purchases made in the month of February should be reported to the state of Arkansas on or before March 20th.