Streamlined Tax Lookup

The Sales and Use Tax Lookup can assist you in locating a sales tax rate for taxing jurisdictions in Arkansas. Vendors and sellers, as well as the general public can use this system. You may search by address or zip code for the city, county and state sales and use tax rates.

Sales and Use Tax Section Local Lookup Tools

Other functions include supplying client databases to have rate and boundary information appended to your records. You may also download files that can provide your computer system its own database of rates and boundaries.

The sales and use tax boundaries in Arkansas are limited to the cities and counties which have enacted a sales tax.

To report errors with the Arkansas Streamline Sales and Use Tax Online Lookup system email sales.tax@dfa.arkansas.gov

Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Downloads

The Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Project requires states to provide the data necessary for businesses and certified service providers that can use the information in their own systems.

Rate Database Table | Updated 03/21/2018
This table provides Arkansas' taxing jurisdictions and rates by Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) codes in Comma Separated Value (.csv) format. The FIPS code for the State of Arkansas is 05. Each city and county with a sales tax is also listed by FIPS code and contains the respective rate. The effective dates of each rate are also listed. This information is provided for the user to transfer this data to their own program to assist them in determining tax rates from their own system.

Boundary Database Table | Updated 03/21/2018
The Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Project requires states to provide the data necessary for businesses and certified service providers that can use the information in their own systems. This table includes all 9 digit and 5 digit ZIP codes conforming to the Streamlined Sales Tax Project Rates and Boundary Database Instructional Paper dated May, 2005 in zip compression (.zip) format.

Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Uploads

The State of Arkansas provides a service where users can upload customer address lists for sales tax rates processing. The system will return the appropriate sales tax rates. Users are required to register for this service.

Disclaimer
Please read before searching any tax rates on this site. 
 
Upload/Return File Instructions 
 
File Upload Site | Registration required. Opens in new window.  
 
The Upload File 
Rates and jurisdictions provided through this upload are subject to revision on a calendar year basis. Submitted files must be in comma delimited text format (.TXT) with no header row and with the following fields in the order specified in the Upload File Format description below. Note: The Address, City, Zip Code, and Month/Year fields are required and must contain valid alpha/numeric text. If the field is optional, you may leave that field blank in your file, but you need to account for the field in the comma delimited format. If you have any questions concerning the Upload File Format, please review the sample file at the bottom of this page.

Note: The system has a file size limit of 5 megabytes. Files exceeding the limit will not be processed. 
  
Upload File Format 
The Structure of the upload file is as follows:

Field Name Description Format Length
User#* Unique Record ID numeric
Address** Street Name and Number alpha/numeric 61
Suite Suite, P.O.Box, Apt, Lot alpha/numeric61
City** City Name alpha 29
State State Abbreviation (AR only) alpha 2
Zip Code** 5-digit Zip Code numeric 5
Zip Plus 4 Zip-4 Extension numeric 4
Year/Month** YYYYMM Format numeric 7

 * The User # field in the file format pertains to the record number in which you identify this address.
     (Name must be unique.)

** Address, City, Zip Code and Month/Year are required fields.  
  
Retrieving Updated Address Table 
Following your submission, a batch process will be run on your uploaded text file. Upon completion of the batch process, an e-mail will be sent to the primary e-mail for the user account that was used to upload the text file. The e-mail will contain a link to two dowloadable files "{original_table_name}_Result.txt" and {original_table_name}_Match.txt". 
  
Result File Format 
The structure of the results file is as follows:

Field Name Description Format Length
User # Unique Record ID numeric
Address Street Name and Number alpha/numeric 61
Suite Suite, P.O. Box, Apt, Lot alpha/numeric 61
City City Name alpha 29
State State Abbreviation (AR only) alpha 2
Zip Code** 5-digit Zip Code numeric 5
Zip Plus 4 Zip-4 Extension numeric 4
Year/Month** YYYYMM Format numeric 7
City Name of the City in which address was located alpha 29
City FIPS FIPS Code of City numeric 12
City Tax Tax Rate of City numeric 6
County Name of County in which address was located numeric 12
County Tax County Tax for address location numeric 6
Special Tax Jurisdiction (STJ) Special Tax Jurisdiction alpha 3
STJ FIPS FIPS Code for the Special Tax Jurisdiction numeric 5
STJ Tax Tax Rate for Special Tax Jurisdiction numeric 6
Additional STJ  Additional Special Tax Jurisdiction alpha 3
STJ FIPS FIPS Code for the Special Tax Jurisdiction numeric 5
STJ Tax Tax Rate for Special Tax Jurisdiction numeric 6
State FIPS FIPS Code of State of Arkansas numeric 2
State Tax Tax Rate for State of Arkansas --

Match File Format 
Structure of the match file is as follows:

Field Name Description Format Length
User Corresponding Unique ID from Result File numeric
Address Match Street Name and Number alpha/numeric 61
Suite Suite, P.O. Box, Apt, Lot alpha/numeric 61
City City Name alpha 29
State State Abbreviation (AR only) alpha 2
Zip Code 5-digit Zip Code numeric 5
Zip Plus 4 Zip-4 Extension numeric 4
Year/Month YYYYMM Format numeric 7
Match Code YYYYMM Format numeric 4

Match Codes 

Match Code Description
0 Low Level Zip Code Match
1 Five digit Zip Code Match
2 Zip + 2 Match
3 Zip + 4 Match
10 Street Level Match
20 Address Level Match
30 Street Intersection Match
40 High Level Zip Code Match


Example Files

Sample Upload File
1,5457 BLUEBIRD ST,,ALEXANDER,AR,72002,9769,200506
2,3509 CENTARK CIRCLE,,ALEXANDER,AR,72002,,200506
3,,PO BOX 51,ALMA,AR,72921,0051,200506
4,1403 NORTH ARKANSAS AVE,,ALMA,AR,72921,7283,200506
5,9105 CORNERSTONE RD,,ALTHEIMER,AR,72004,,200506
6,9010 SWANLAKE RECREATION,,ALTHEIMER,AR,72004,8406,200506
7,123 MILLER ST,,ALTUS,AR,72821,9135,200506
8,,PO BOX 174,ALTUS,AR,72821,,200506

 

Sample Return File
1,5457 BLUEBIRD ST,,ALEXANDER,AR,72002,9769,200506,,,,Saline,125,0.37,,,,,,,05,6.0
2,3509 CENTARK
3,,PO BOX 51,PO BOX 51,ALMA,AR,72921,0051,200506,,,,Saline,125,0.37,,,,,,,05,6.0
4,1403 NORTH ARKANSAS AVE,,ALMA,AR,72921,7283,200506
5,9105 CORNERSTONE RD,,ALTHEIMER,AR,72004,8503,200506,,,,Jefferson,069,1.5,,,,,,,05,6.0
6,9010 SWANLAKE RECREATION,,ALTHEIMER,AR,72004,8406,200506,,,,Jefferson,069,1.5,,,,,,,05,6.0
7,123 MILLER ST,,ALTUS,AR,72821,9135,200506,Altus,01210,1,Franklin,047,1.5,,,,,,,05,6.0
8,,PO BOX 174,PO BOX 174,ALTUS,AR,72821,0174,200506,Altus,01210,1,Franklin,047,1.5,,,,,,,05,6.
8,,PO BOX 174,ALTUS,AR,72821,,200506

 

Sample Match File
1,5457 BLUEBIRD ST,,ALEXANDER,AR,72002,9769,200506,20
2,3509 CENTARK CIRCLE,,ALEXANDER,AR,72002,2860,200506,20
3,PO BOX 51,PO BOX 51,ALMA,AR,72921,0051,200506,1
4,1403 NORTH ARKANSAS AVE,,ALMA,AR,72921,7283,200506,20
5,9105 CORNERSTONE RD,,ALTHEIMER,AR,72004,8503,200506,20
6,9010 SWANLAKE RECREATION,,ALTHEIMER,AR,72004,8406,200506,20
7,123 MILLER ST,,ALTUS,AR,72821,9135,200506,20
8,PO BOX 174,PO BOX 174,ALTUS,AR,72821,0174,200506,1