Arkansas Income Tax Rate 2017 - 2018

Arkansas state income tax rate table for the 2017 - 2018 filing season has seven income tax brackets with AR tax rates of 0.9%, 2.4%, 3.4%, 4.4%, 5%, 6% and 6.9% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The top Arkansas tax rate decreased from 7.0% to 6.9% last year. This year the middle rates decreased slightly and a seventh Arkansas tax bracket was added.

Arkansas income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Outlook for the 2018 Arkansas income tax rate is to remain unchanged with income tax brackets increasing due to an annual inflation adjustment.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Indexed Tax Brackets, published by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
$0to$4,3990.9%
$4,400to$8,6992.4%
$8,700to$13,0993.4%
$13,100to$21,6994.4%
$21,700to$36,2995%
$36,300to$77,4006%
$77,401to6.9%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Indexed Tax Brackets, published by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
$0to$4,3990.9%
$4,400to$8,6992.4%
$8,700to$13,0993.4%
$13,100to$21,6994.4%
$21,700to$36,2995%
$36,300to$77,4006%
$77,401to6.9%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Indexed Tax Brackets, published by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
$0to$4,3990.9%
$4,400to$8,6992.4%
$8,700to$13,0993.4%
$13,100to$21,6994.4%
$21,700to$36,2995%
$36,300to$77,4006%
$77,401to6.9%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Indexed Tax Brackets, published by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
$0to$4,3990.9%
$4,400to$8,6992.4%
$8,700to$13,0993.4%
$13,100to$21,6994.4%
$21,700to$36,2995%
$36,300to$77,4006%
$77,401to6.9%

Please reference the Arkansas tax forms and instructions booklet published by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. Arkansas income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2017 - 2018 legislative changes to the AR tax rate or tax brackets. The Arkansas income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

Arkansas Tax Brackets 2017 - 2018

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for Arkansas, we can see that Arkansas collects individual income taxes similarly for Single versus Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the progressive nature of Arkansas state income tax rates from the lowest AR tax rate bracket of 0.9% to the highest AR tax rate bracket of 6.9%.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of Arkansas:

  • Tax rate of 0.9% on the first $4,399 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 2.4% on taxable income between $4,400 and $8,699.
  • Tax rate of 3.4% on taxable income between $8,700 and $13,099.
  • Tax rate of 4.4% on taxable income between $13,100 and $21,699.
  • Tax rate of 5% on taxable income between $21,700 and $36,299.
  • Tax rate of 6% on taxable income between $36,300 and $77,400.
  • Tax rate of 6.9% on taxable income over $77,400.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of Arkansas:

  • Tax rate of 0.9% on the first $4,399 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 2.4% on taxable income between $4,400 and $8,699.
  • Tax rate of 3.4% on taxable income between $8,700 and $13,099.
  • Tax rate of 4.4% on taxable income between $13,100 and $21,699.
  • Tax rate of 5% on taxable income between $21,700 and $36,299.
  • Tax rate of 6% on taxable income between $36,300 and $77,400.
  • Tax rate of 6.9% on taxable income over $77,400.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the AR tax rates remain the same. Notice also that the Arkansas tax brackets for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Head of Household, and Married Filing Separately filing statuses are the same in the state of Arkansas.

Last updated: January 8, 2018