Arkansas Sales Tax Guide for E-Commerce Retailers

Fast Facts About Arkansas Sales Tax

Arkansas state sales tax rate


Does Arkansas have local sales tax rates?


Arkansas taxing authority

Department of Finance & Administration

Arkansas sales tax questions phone number



Am I required to collect sales tax in Arkansas?

Businesses that have an employee, location (including inventory in a warehouse), or who do other business in the state are required to register for a sales tax permit and collect sales tax from buyers in Arkansas. 

E-commerce businesses with economic nexus in Arkansas are also required to register and collect.

You have economic nexus in Arkansas if you made more than $100,000 in sales or 200 or more transactions from buyers in Arkansas in the previous or current calendar year.

How to Register for a Arkansas Sales Tax Permit

Register for a Arkansas sales tax permit online at the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.

Need help? Contact us for help with your Arkansas sales tax registration.

How to Collect Arkansas Sales Tax

Arkansas is a destination-based sales tax state. This means that if you make a sale to a buyer in Arkansas, you are required to collect the combined state + local sales tax rate at the buyer’s ship to address. For example, if you live in Virginia but make a sale to a buyer in Dardanelle, Arkansas you’d charge the buyer the total combined Dardanelle sales tax rate.

Learn more about origin and destination-based sales tax sourcing here.

Learn more about how to collect the right amount of state plus local sales tax here.

Is shipping taxable in Arkansas?

Yes, the amount you charge your customer for shipping is subject to Arkansas sales tax. But, in general, if the item isn’t taxable, then the shipping is also not taxable, even in states where shipping is otherwise taxable.

Learn more about sales tax on shipping charges here.

Arkansas Sales Tax Due Dates

Arkansas sales tax is due the 20th day of the month after the taxable period ends. For example, if you are a monthly sales tax filer, your sales tax collected during the month of August 2025 would be due by September 20, 2025.

How to File Sales Tax in Arkansas

When your Arkansas sales tax due date rolls around, you can either file yourself online or let a partner like HOST take this onerous task off your plate. 

Learn more about handing off your sales tax filings to HOST here!

More about Arkansas Sales Tax

Learn more about Arkansas sales tax at the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.