State Government Less Reliant on Sales Taxes by Gwen Moritz Posted 10/8/2012 12:00 am Updated 6 years ago Arkansas state government collected $1.474 billion in sales tax in calendar year 2011, the lowest total from the statewide tax on consumer purchases since 2002. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.