Arkansas Local Government
The services demanded by residents and provided by local governments are under constant pressure from a changing population and economy. Our Local Government program provides community members and local officials with resources to plan the provision of infrastructure and services in the changing economic climate of the state. Explore our pages to learn more about the functions of local governments, sales and property taxes, and more.
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During the 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday weekend 174 million Americans shopped online and in stores while spending an average of $335, according to the National Retail Federation. High retail sales will provide a boon to the sales tax revenue of many Arkansas counties, which has grown considerably in importance as a revenue source of local governments since 1999. To learn about how the local option sales tax helps counties in the state to maintain revenue and provide important services, download Highlights of Sales Tax Revenue Trends of County Governments in Arkansas.
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