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Another way to look at it

Posted: March 17, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.

Pulaski County has just mailed out its property tax bills, and if you’re wondering how taxes in Arkansas compare with those in other states, our imperfect memory tells us Arkansas has a higher income tax than any of our border states. And that includes Tennessee, which doesn’t tax income on wages and salaries, and Texas, which has no state income tax at all. Arkansas, however, had the second highest sales taxes—on average—of any of the 50 states, over 9 percent including all state and local sales taxes. It’s 9 percent, for example, in Little Rock.

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Editorial, Pages 12 on 03/17/2014

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