Arkansas Taxable Sales – 2014:Q2

Newly compiled data on Arkansas Taxable Sales (ATS) suggests a slight slowdown in spending during the second quarter of 2014.   After surging 1.3% in the first quarter, ATS fell 0.3% in the second quarter (seasonally adjusted).  Compared to a year earlier, ATS was up...

Arkansas Taxable Sales – 2013:Q3

Arkansas Taxable Sales (ATS) declined slightly in the third quarter, down 0.3% from the previous quarter (seasonally adjusted).  Compared to the same period a year earlier, however, ATS was up 5.7%.  ATS includes all items subject to Arkansas sales and use taxes, so...

Arkansas Taxable Sales – 2012:Q4 (Preliminary*)

The most recent General Revenue Report  from the Department of Finance and Administration (DF&A) indicated a slight decline in sales and use tax revenue compared to the previous year, but both of the previous months’ reports had shown year-over-year...

Arkansas Taxable Sales – Final Data for 2012:Q2

CORRECTION – 9/6/12:  Due to a data transcription error, the previously-reported final figures for June 2012 (and hence, the second quarter) were incorrect.  The text, tables, chart, and downloadable spreadsheet below have been revised to reflect the corrected...

Collins vs. Brummett on State Income Taxes: A Comment

Over the past few weeks, columnist John Brummett and state Representative Charlie Collins have been engaging in a public debate about Collins’ suggestions for modifying the personal income tax structure in Arkansas.  Collins’ proposal is to eliminate the...

Arkansas Taxable Sales – 2012:Q2 (Preliminary*)

Weakness in sales and use tax collections in July suggests a downturn in Arkansas Taxable Sales (ATS) in the second quarter.  According to the data from the July general revenue report — which roughly correspond to sales during the month of June — sales...
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