Posted 3/9/2015 12:00 am
Arkansas’ performance-based incentives are nationally competitive and easy to use. The city of Little Rock has also funded performance-based incentives to complement those of the state. The chamber, in partnership with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and city, focuses on a business’ specific needs and designs a tailored incentive package unique to that business.
- Personal Income Tax does not exist at the city or county levels, while state rates range from 1 to 7 percent.
- Corporate Income Tax does not exist at the city or county levels, while state rates range from 1 to 6.5 percent.
- Real and Personal Property Tax does not exist at the state level, but rates per $1,000 of assessed valuation (20 percent assessment ratio) for individuals and businesses are both $70.10 for Little Rock, $66.80 for North Little Rock, and $62.90 for Maumelle.
- Sales and Use Tax is 6.5 percent for the state, with an additional 1 percent for Pulaski County and 1.5 percent for the city of Little Rock, 1 percent for the city of North Little Rock, and 1 percent for the city of Maumelle.
- Corporate Franchise Tax is .30 percent times the number of outstanding capital shares by par value for Arkansas corporations and .30 percent times the percentage of assets applicable to Arkansas for out-of-state corporations.
- Advantage Arkansas Income Tax Credit
- Create Rebate
- Digital Product and Motion Picture Industry Development Act
- Free Port Law of Arkansas
- InvestArk Sales & Use Tax Credit
- Nonprofit Incentive
- Payment in Lieu of Property Tax
- Research & Development
- Targeted Business
- Tax Back Sales & Use Tax Refund
Right to Work was granted in 1944, when the people of Arkansas amended the state constitution to ensure that all Arkansans would have the right to work, regardless of their affiliation or non-affiliation with any type of labor organization.
Workers Compensation is one of the most progressive programs in the nation, with more than 230 insurance underwriters, a 56.6 percent rate decrease since 1995, and the fourth-best combined loss ratio of all 51 jurisdictions. Unemployment insurance averages 3.8 percent for existing and new businesses.