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Reducing Arkansas’s Income Tax Rate To Zero

By Caleb Taylor Can Arkansas reduce its income tax burden to zero? ACRE Scholar and UCA Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl outlines how Arkansas can accomplish gradually reducing its income tax rate to zero percent in “Getting to zero” published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on June 28th. Horpedahl writes that gradually reducing the […]

How to Prepare Arkansas for the Next Recession

By Caleb Taylor Arkansas’s small businesses are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn from COVID-19, ACRE Director and UCA Associate Professor of Economics Dr. David Mitchell said in a speech to about 25 Conway Kiwanis Club members at Larry’s Pizza on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Mitchell said the Natural State could be better prepared […]

ACRE Student Spotlight: Macy Scheck

By Caleb Taylor How did a 2009 state severance tax increase affect natural gas production in Arkansas?  Not much, according to a forthcoming paper entitled “Examining the effect of Arkansas’s increased severance tax rate on natural gas production,” co-authored by ACRE Undergraduate Research Fellow Macy Scheck and UCA Professor of Finance Dr. Mike Casey According […]

How did Arkansas’s tax structure change over the previous decade?

By Caleb Taylor In an op-ed published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on February 15 entitled “State status check,” ACRE Scholar and UCA Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl and National Taxpayer Union Foundation Economist  Nicole Kaeding say Arkansas’s sales taxes have generally increased, income taxes have decreased, and property taxes have generally stayed the […]

Arkansas Legislators’ Tax Plan for 2019: Cut Income Tax to 5.9%

By Caleb Taylor Arkansas Legislative Tax Reform and Relief Task Force members voted Wednesday, December 12th to prioritize a plan that includes a cut to the top individual income tax rate from 6.9 to 5.9 percent. The Task Force approved a number of other changes at previous meetings (such as to the corporate income and […]