Poor Families in Arkansas Remain Subject to the Income Tax
Arkansas 1999 income tax threshold the income level at which families begin paying income tax:
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For two-parent families of four: $15,600.
For single-parent families of three: $13,000.
Arkansas 1999 income tax on working-poor and near-poor families:
For families of four with incomes at the poverty line ($17,028): $287.
For families of three with incomes at the poverty line ($13,290): $7.
For families of four with incomes at 125% of poverty line ($21,285): $500.
For families of four with incomes at 125% of poverty line ($16,613): $359.
Despite progress, Arkansas continues to tax families with incomes below the poverty line.
Arkansas tax threshold for families increased substantially in 1998. Despite this progress, the poverty-level income tax increased to $287 for 1999.
In 1991, a family of four owed tax when its income exceeded 77 percent of the poverty line. For 1999, Arkansas tax threshold has risen to 92 percent of the poverty line.