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Arkansas Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Arkansas State Tax ID Number 

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Arkansas Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

Arkansas minimum wage laws require covered employers to pay employees at least $11.00 per hour.  

For more information on Arkansas’ minimum wage rules, please click HERE.  


Arkansas overtime law requires covered employers to pay non-exempt employees one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week.   

For more information on Arkansas’ overtime rules, please click HERE.  

Pay Frequency 

Arkansas pay frequency laws require employers to pay employees at least semi-monthly.   

For corporations with annual gross incomes of at least $500,000, employers may pay management level and executive employees who are exempt under the FLSA on a monthly basis.  

Arkansas Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                            7,000  

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)        3.1**  Rate includes surcharges 

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)         None 

Arkansas Income Tax Withholding 

Arkansas law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Finance and Administration.  

Special border city exemptions apply for residents of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texarkana, Texas. Texarkana, Arkansas, residents are exempt from Arkansas income tax and withholding; however, they must file an income tax return and provide their employers with Form AR-TX in order to certify their residency and exemption from tax withholding.  

Texarkana, Texas residents are exempt from Arkansas income tax and withholding on wages earned in Texarkana, Arkansas, but must pay Arkansas tax on wages earned in other parts of Arkansas. Other Texas residents are liable for taxes on all wages earned in any part of Arkansas.  

Arkansas State Resources 

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration 

Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing  

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services 

Arkansas SUI Rate 

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Revised 3/2023 


Revised 3/2022