Arkansas Payroll Information

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Arkansas Payroll Information

Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Paying Employees in Arkansas

Arkansas 2021 Minimum Wage: $11.00/hour

Arkansas Overtime Rules: 1.5x’s the regular rate (for non-exempt employees) for hours worked over 40 in a workweek

Arkansas Paystub Requirements:

  • No pay stub requirement

How often do you have to pay employees in Arkansas?

  • Employees must be paid at least twice per month

When is an employee’s final check due in Arkansas?

  • Payment is due within seven working days or by the next regular payday for involuntary terminations, whichever is first
  • Payment is due on the next regular payday for voluntary resignations

Arkansas Withholding Tax 

Arkansas Withholding Tax Registration

Wages subject to Arkansas Withholding

  • Income earned within the state is subject to Arkansas withholding tax

Arkansas Employee withholding exemption certificate

Reciprocity

  • None

Arkansas Withholding Tax Due Dates

  • There are two filing statuses of withholding wage filers – monthly and annual.
    • Monthly filers are due on or before the 15th day following the reporting period
    • By default, all new accounts are assigned as monthly filing status
    • Once an account has established history, accounts may be reclassified to annual filing status if the tax liability is less than $1,000 in the reporting period
  • Tax filings and payments can be made here
  • Details on electronic filing and payment options
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Arkansas Unemployment Tax

Arkansas Unemployment Tax Registration

Arkansas Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: 3.2%
  • 2021 Wage Base: $10,000

Arkansas Unemployment Tax Due Dates

  • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

Arkansas New Hire Reporting

  • Arkansas New Hire Reporting Center
    PO Box 2540
    Little Rock, AR 72203
  • Phone: 800-259-2095
  • Fax: 501-376-2682
  • Report new hires online

Arkansas Child Support

  • Department of Finance and Administration
    Division of Revenue
    Child Support Enforcement Unit
    PO Box 8125
    Little Rock, AR 72203
  • Phone: 800-216-0224
  • Fax: 501-683-7954
  • Make payments online

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