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Arkansas Tax and Incentives Update

Arkansas Tax Reform Task Force Takes on Sales, Use and Excise Taxes

Posted On: Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Tax Reform Task Force heard from its tax consultant PFM Group on sales tax and excise tax policy during its meetings on November 7 and 8, 2017. The sales tax advice generally followed conventional wisdom on best practices: Broaden the base, avoid taxing business inputs, and scrutinize the justifications for sales tax exemptions on consumption items. The excise tax discussion was a systematic review of the various existing and potential excise taxes. In hearing PFM’s presentations and considering the taxes, legislators were eager to identify revenue sources that could pay for income tax cuts.
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Taxpayer Strikes Out Again vs. APSC Tax Division

Posted On: Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Tax Division of the Arkansas Public Service Commission has special authority over the property tax assessment of “public utilities” and “public carriers,” both of which are broadly defined. This stems from a view that taxpayers of these types typically own property in more than one county that should be valued as a unit (unit valuation); plus, unit valuation is often more complex than the individual property assessments typically handled by local county assessors, and requires special expertise. Read More

Call the Movers: DFA ALJs Will Be Reassigned and Relocated for Increased Independence

Posted On: Friday, October 13, 2017

The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) announced on Monday that the Office of Hearings and Appeals will be reassigned to the Management Services Division of DFA and will relocate from the Ledbetter Building to new offices at 1509 West 7th Street. The changes are effective November 1, 2017. Read More

Tax Reform Task Force Hears from PFM for the First Time

Posted On: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Arkansas Tax Reform Task Force heard from its selected third-party consultant, PFM Group, for the first time at its meeting today. PFM and the Task Force discussed the process going ahead and also looked at an overview of the Arkansas tax system. PFM's detailed presentation slides are available onlineRead More

Property Tax Reform? Committee on Economic and Tax Policy Hears Testimony

Posted On: Friday, September 22, 2017

The Arkansas Legislature’s Joint Committee on Economic and Tax Policy met on Wednesday, September 20 for an overview of property taxation. Lindsey Bailey, Legal Counsel for the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), led the presentation, accompanied by John Nichols, Attorney for the Assessment Coordination Department (ACD); Sandra Collier, Colombia County Assessor; and Chris Villines, Executive Director of the AAC and former Saline County Collector. Although the meeting only lasted for about an hour, there were a number of questions from legislators that highlighted several issues of interest: Read More

Tax Reform Task Force Selects PFM as Outside Consultant

Posted On: Thursday, September 07, 2017

At its meeting today, the Arkansas Tax Reform Task Force heard from three potential consultants, ultimately selecting PFM as its consultant. Of the three consultants under consideration, PFM demonstrated the most experience in state and local tax policy advisory work, and the Task Force seemed persuaded by their modeling and analytic capabilities. PFM will now begin the work of assessing the Arkansas tax system and starting to meet with stakeholders. Read More

Matt Boch to Speak at Arkansas Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers Seminar

Posted On: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Dover Dixon Horne member Matt Boch will present at the Arkansas Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers seminar on Sept. 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn in North Little Rock. Read More

Arkansas Legislators Begin to Focus on Tax Reform

Posted On: Thursday, August 31, 2017

With summer coming to an end, two legislative committees met today on Arkansas tax reform. The Committee on Economic and Tax Policy met in the morning to hear testimony on tax policy, and particularly the Texarkana income tax exemption. The afternoon featured the Tax Reform Tax Force reviewing proposals from potential outside consultants to the Task Force. Read More

Mark Your Calendars! Arkansas Tax Conference on November 2

Posted On: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce is convening the inaugural Arkansas Tax Conference on November 2, at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock. Dover Dixon Horne is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the event. This one-day seminar will feature an in depth look at legal, administrative and policy issues surrounding Arkansas taxes. Read More

Property Tax Equalization Board Appeals Deadline August 21

Posted On: Thursday, August 17, 2017

A reminder to taxpayers that the deadline to appeal property tax valuations to county boards of equalization is this Monday, August 21, 2017, by petition or letter. (The deadline is set as the third Monday in August. Ark. Code Ann. § 26-27-317.) Property assessments should have been issued by the county assessors in July. Read More


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Arkansas Tax Reform Task Force Takes on Sales, Use and Excise Taxes - November 8, 2017

Taxpayer Strikes Out Again vs. APSC Tax Division - November 2, 2017

Call the Movers: DFA ALJs Will Be Reassigned and Relocated for Increased Independence - October 13, 2017


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