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How to Calculate 2018 Arkansas State Income Tax by Using State Income Tax Table

1. Find your income exemptions

2. Find your pretax deductions, including 401K, flexible account contributions ...

3. Find your gross income

4. Check the 2018 Arkansas state tax rate and the rules to calculate state income tax

5. Calculate your state income tax step by step

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Arkansas State Tax Tables

Tax rate used in calculating Arkansas state tax for year 2018

State Abbreviation:


State Tax Withholding State Code:


Basis For Withholding:

State Exemptions

Acceptable Exemption Form:

AR4EC or W-4

Acceptable Exemption Data:

S, M, N, H, 0 /Number of Dependents

TSP Deferred:


Special Coding:

Determine the Total Number Of Allowances field as follows:
First Position - S = Single; M = Married, Claiming Both Husband and Wife; N = Married, Claiming Self Only; H = Head of Household; 0 (zero), No Personal Exemption or Dependents Claimed.
Second Position - Enter the number of exemptions claimed for dependents. If less than 10, precede with a zero. If no dependents are claimed, enter 00 in the second and third positions.

Additional Information:


Withholding Formula (Effective 2018)
  1. Subtract the biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.

  2. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes flexible spending account - health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.

  3. Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (taxable life insurance, etc.) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.

  4. Multiply the gross biweekly wages by 26 to obtain the annual wages.

  5. Subtract the standard deduction of $2,200 from the result of step 4 to compute the taxable income. If Net taxable income below $50,000, look up the income at the $50 range (midrange of $100). Over 50,000 use the exact dollar figure.

  6. Apply the taxable income computed in step 5 to the following table to determine the annual Arkansas tax withholding.

  7. Tax Withholding Table

    If the Amount of
    Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of Arkansas
    Tax Withholding Should Be:


    But Not

    Minus Adjustment


    $ 0
    $ 4,300
    $ 0
    and over

  8. 7. Multiply the total number of Withholding Exemptions claims on Form AR4EC by $26.00 to arrive at the total amount of Annual Personal Tax Credits Allowed

Substract the Annual Personal Credits from the Annual Gross Tax computed to arrive at the At the Annual Net Tax that will be owed.

8. Divide the annual Arkansas tax withholding by 26 to obtain the biweekly Arkansas tax withholding.


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