ARKANSAS HAS SECOND HIGHEST
INCOME TAX RATE IN REGION
(December 2017) Arkansas' top income tax rate (6.9%)1 is the second-highest in the 12-state southeast region,2 trailing only South Carolina (7.0%), according to the Federation of State Tax Administrators.3 The organization serves the principal tax collection agencies of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Philadelphia, and New York.4
Arkansas also has the highest rate among the states that border it.
Arkansas 6.9% Louisiana 6.0% Missouri 6.0% Mississippi 5.0% Oklahoma 5.0% Tennessee 0.0% Texas 0.0%
1 Arkansas' top rate starts at $75,000 in annual income.
2 The median rate for the region is 5.875%. The average rate is 4.97%.
4 https://www.taxadmin.org/about-fta The organization was founded in 1937.