Arkansas: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get an Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit
In Arkansas, most businesses are required to have a sales tax permit. This means that, if you are considering opening a new business or are beginning to make sales in Arkansas for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get an Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit and be ready to do business 8-10 days after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
Who needs an Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit?
All vendors located and operating in Arkansas must acquire an Arkansas Business Permit (which authorizes you to collect sales tax) if they engage the sale of tangible property or taxable services. There are additional requirements for businesses that sell alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, hotel/rental rooms, and rental vehicles.
Businesses with a taxable presence within Arkansas are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in Arkansas.
How to get an Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit:
Arkansas' sales tax permitting process is done through ATAP, the Arkansas Taxpayers Access Point, a central portal for all of Arkansas' tax services. Click on "New Business Registration" to register your business and get a sales tax permit.
You need the following information to apply for an Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit:
SSN or ITIN number,
Business identification information,
Business entity type,
Nature of your business,
Business NAICS Code
Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
Applying for an Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit is free, and you will receive your permit 8-10 days after filing your application.
Application Fee: $50
Turnaround Time: 8-10 days
Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed
Apply For Your Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit Now:
Get Your Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit Online
You can easily acquire your Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit online using the Arkansas Taxpayer Access PointÃ‚Â (ATAP) website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the Department of Finance and Administration via the sales tax permit hotline (501) 682-1895 or by checking the permit info website .
Offline Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit Application Form
While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit for your business offline using Form AR-1R, the "Combined Business Tax Registration". Form AR-1R can be downloaded from the Department of Finance and Administration here .
Mail Completed Form AR-1R To:ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
PO Box 8123
Little Rock, AR 72203-8123
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your Arkansas Sales & Use Tax Permit, learn how to collect and remit the Arkansas sales tax.
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