Tagged: Arkansas Department Of Finance & Administration

Natural Gas Tax Revenue Surges on Higher Prices

Natural Gas Tax Revenue Surges on Higher Prices

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The recent surge in natural gas prices has been an unexpected boon to state tax coffers, with just seven months’ worth of gross natural gas severance tax collections for this fiscal year more than doubling total revenue for the previous two fiscal years. read more >

Tax Flexibility Has Ended

Tax Flexibility Has Ended

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The Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration has again started issuing business closure notifications for failure to pay sales and withholding taxes. read more >

Spirits Up, Say Tax Receipts

Spirits Up, Say Tax Receipts

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Sales of mixed drinks, liquor and beer in Arkansas last year show, unsurprisingly, a decided uptick over those in 2020. read more >

Racial Bias Alleged In Dispensary Denial

Racial Bias Alleged In Dispensary Denial

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A Little Rock Black-owned business that sued the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission also has a case alleging racial discrimination against the firm that scored the applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses. read more >

Tax Lien Entered on Terry Fleming

Tax Lien Entered on Terry Fleming

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Terry L. Fleming, the Little Rock businessman facing civil lawsuits that accuse him of human trafficking and sexually exploiting younger women, has had a $960,000 tax lien filed against him for not paying state income taxes. read more >

Cannabis Firm Ownership Tricky to Track

Cannabis Firm Ownership Tricky to Track

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The state faces stiff headwinds providing public transparency in the medical marijuana dispensary industry, where lawsuits and charges of deception have been a constant for nearly five years. read more >

Tax Fighters Take Aim at Arkansas Income Levy

Tax Fighters Take Aim at Arkansas Income Levy

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If Arkansas politicians succeed in a push to abolish the state personal income tax, partly to avoid losing ultra-wealthy residents, the state must reckon with what it will give up: $3 billion a year in revenue. read more >

I-40 Bridge Closing Blocked Southland Casino

I-40 Bridge Closing Blocked Southland Casino

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The three-and-a-half-month closing of the Hernando de Soto Bridge this year was costly for Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, just 8 miles from the span that crosses the Mississippi River. read more >

EVs Await Chargers; Retailers Await EVs

EVs Await Chargers; Retailers Await EVs

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Before gas-station owners invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in charging stations, they need to know there are enough electric cars to make it pay off. But before car buyers pick an electric vehicle, they want to be sure they’ll find enough places to recharge. read more >