State Government Less Reliant on Sales Taxes by Gwen Moritz Posted 10/8/2012 12:00 am Updated 5 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 stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.