Arkansas Tax Filing
How to File Your Arkansas Taxes
Taxpayers in Arkansas enjoy some deductions on special occasions. For example, IRA distributions to citizens that reached the age of 59½ are not taxable (up to the amount of $6,000). Moreover, in the case of a taxpayer’s death or disability, payments are also tax-free.
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Arkansas Tax Forms
- Arkansas Form AR1000A - Arkansas Amended Full Year Resident Tax Return
- Arkansas Tax Booklet - Arkansas Tax Booklet - Full Year Resident Only
- Arkansas Form AR1055 - Arkansas Request for Extension of Time for Filing Income Tax Returns
- Arkansas Form AR1000F - Arkansas Individual Resident Income Tax Return (Long)
- Arkansas Form AR1000S - Arkansas Individual Resident Income Tax Return (Short)
- Arkansas Form AR1000ADJ - Arkansas Individual Income Tax Schedule Of Other Adjustments
- Arkansas Schedule AR4 - Arkansas Interest and Dividend Schedule
- Arkansas Form AR1000TD - Arkansas Lump-sum Distribution Averaging
- Arkansas Schedule AR3 - Arkansas Itemized Deductions Schedule
- Arkansas Form AR1000NR - Arkansas Individual Non-resident Income Tax Return
- Arkansas Schedule AR1000CO - Arkansas Schedule Of Check-Off Contributions
Determine Your Residency Status
The amount of your taxes depends on your residency status, so check below to see which category you fall in.
You Are a Resident of Arkansas
If you had a domicile home in Arkansas for the whole year, you are an Arkansas resident. If this is the case, and you earned a more than the allowable amount (see below), then you need to use Form-1000 to file your tax return (see the Arkansas 2016 Individual Income Tax instructions which you can download above).
When do you need to file Form-1000? In the following cases: if you made a gross income of more than $7,800 (as a single person), $12,100 (as a head of household), $15,500 (as a married couple filing jointly), $3,999 (if married, but filing separately), or $15,500 (as a widow).
You Are a Part-Year Resident in Arkansas
If you resided in Arkansas for only part of the year (for example, if you moved in or out of the state during the year), you are considered a part-year resident. In this case, you have to file your income tax return if you earned any income in Arkansas.
To file your part-year resident taxes, use Form-1000NR. For any other related information, see the Arkansas 2016 Individual Income Tax instructions which you can download above.
You Are an Arkansas Resident Who Works in a Different State
If you are an Arkansas resident and work in a different state, you will nevertheless be taxed by Arkansas, as Arkansas taxes all income made by its residents, no matter where the income is earned. In order to avoid dual taxation (as the state where you work will probably also tax your income), Arkansas offers credit for taxes paid in a different state. This credit goes up to the amount of tax that you have to pay to the state of Arkansas. To request a tax credit in Arkansas, attach a copy of the return filed in the other state to your Arkansas Form-1000 return.
You Are a Nonresident Who Worked or Sold Property in Arkansas
If you did not have your domicile in Arkansas during the year, you are a nonresident. However, if you made some taxable money in Arkansas (including sold property), you have to file a nonresident tax return with this state. Arkansas does not have a minimum taxable threshold, so any taxable income made here will be taxed. To file your nonresident Arkansas return, use Form-1000NR. For any other related information, see the Arkansas 2016 Individual Income Tax instructions which you can download above.