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Arkansas State Agencies and Forms



State Labor Laws:

ARKANSAS MINIMUM WAGE (Effective 1/1/17)

Minimum Wage $8.50

For a complete review of minimum wage by state for 2017 »

Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employees) $2.63

Maximum Tip Credit $5.87

Termination Pay - Fired - within seven days.

Unemployment Insurance in Arkansas 
Taxable Wage Base 
  $12,000 in 2017 (Unchanged from 2016)
New Employer Rate 2017 New Employer Rate (%) (Includes 0.3% fund-stabilization surtax)
  3.2 in 2017
UI Rate - Min - Max 2017 (% Taxable Wages) (Includes 0.3% fund-stabilization surtax)
  0.4 to 14.3 
Employee Deduction
Voluntary Contribution Permitted
Period Effective   Calendar Year 2017

Employees covered by Arkansas's minimum wage law must be paid $7.50 an hour for 2014, $7.50 per hour effective in 2015 and $8.00 per hour effective in 2016 and $8.50 an hour in 2017.

Additional Surcharges/Fees that may apply

Fund Stabilization Tax, Extended Benefits Tax and Advance interest Tax are included in the tax rate.

Report quarterly wages and contributions by filing Form (Employer's Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report) by last day of month following end of quarter. For more information click here.

Arkansas Income Tax Withholding:

Wage Witholding: Tables

  • Register as employer by filing for an ADWS Employer Acount Number online by clicking here
  • Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate:AR4EC
  • Withholding Method = formula
  • Supplemental Rate = withhold at 6.9%

Local Taxes:


Arkansas State Tax Disability Insurance (SDI):


New Hire Reporting Center:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return reporting to work within 20 days

PO Box 2540
Little Rock, AR 72203
To report online click here

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Department of Finance and Administration
Division of Revenue
Child Support Enforcement Unit
PO Box 8125
Little Rock, AR 72203

To report online click here

Reciprocal States:



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