Arkansas’s Property Tax is Low, But What Does That Mean For Income and Sales Tax Rates?

By Caleb Taylor Arkansas has the third highest combined state-local sales tax rate in the nation and the highest personal income tax rate of its surrounding states. But there is one area of taxation where Arkansans enjoy a relatively low burden: property taxes. According to the Tax Foundation, Arkansas has the third-lowest state and local […]

Learning From Other States On Tax Reform

By Caleb Taylor What can Arkansas learn from other states’ work on tax reform? UCA Assistant Professor of Economics and ACRE Scholar Jeremy Horpedahl and Nicole Kaeding, Director of Special Projects at the Tax Foundation, answer this question and more in a just-released research paper Learning from Other States’ Successes and Failures in Tax Reform. […]

Sales Tax Exemption Gimmicks Mask High State Income Taxes

By Caleb Taylor Arkansas should consider ending its counterproductive tax-exemptions, and instead lower income taxes, according to ACRE Scholar and UCA Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Jeremy Hopedahl. Horpedahl discussed the latest tax-policy news on Capitol View this Sunday with Jessi Turnure, KARK Political Correspondent. Topics included the grocery tax exemption, back-to-school sales tax holidays, […]

Out of 43 recommended tax reforms, legislators move forward on only 7

By Caleb Taylor Seven. That’s the number of sales tax exemptions members of the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force recommended for further study on April 25th and 26th. Sales Taxes According to a Department of Finance & Administration report, there are currently at least 115 state sales tax exemptions. Some of these […]

‘Road Map to Tax Reform’ Co-Author Kaeding to Discuss Income Taxes Thursday

By Caleb Taylor Is it time to reduce Arkansas’s income taxes? Nicole Kaeding, Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform co-author and Director of Special Projects for the Tax Foundation, will speak to members of the Arkansas Legislative Tax Reform and Relief Task Force about reforming Arkansas’s income taxes on Thursday, April 26th. Arkansas: The […]

Serious about Tax Reform? — 3 Reasons You Should Focus on Cutting Income Taxes

By Caleb Taylor Arkansans would all benefit from shifting the state’s tax burden away from income taxes, ACRE Scholar and UCA Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl said in a speech at a “Tax Freedom Day” event at the State Capitol on Friday, April 13th. It’s good for taxpayers, consumers, businesses, and even state […]

Tax Freedom Day — ACRE Economist to Speak about Tax Reform

By Caleb Taylor ACRE Scholar and UCA Assistant Professor of Economics Jeremy Horpedahl will speak about ACRE’s tax research at Arkansas Tax Freedom Day at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 13th at the rotunda of the Arkansas State Capitol. According to the Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day in Arkansas is the date Arkansans have to work […]

Tax Experts Agree on Eliminating Exemptions — But Not on What to Do with the Revenue

By Caleb Taylor Nicole Kaeding and Lisa Christen Gee both offered their recommendations for reforming Arkansas’s sales tax Monday at a meeting of the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force. Kaeding is a Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform co-author and Director of Special Projects for the Tax Foundation. Other co-authors include […]

‘Road Map to Tax Reform’ Co-Author Kaeding to Speak at Task Force Monday

By Caleb Taylor Nicole Kaeding, Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform co-author and Director of Special Projects for the Tax Foundation, will speak to members of the Arkansas Legislative Tax Reform and Relief Task Force about reforming Arkansas’s sales taxes on Monday, March 19th. Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform examines Arkansas’s current […]

ACRE Scholar Horpedahl Talks Taxes, Economy on ‘Capitol View’ and “Inside Arkansas Politics”

By Caleb Taylor ACRE Scholar and UCA Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl discussed the state of Arkansas’s economy and tax policy on the latest episodes of Capitol View and Inside Arkansas Politics. Horpedahl was interviewed by Jessi Turnure, KARK Political Correspondent, on Capitol View about Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform, a […]