To sign up for Square’s online payroll services in Arkansas, you must be registered with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services so we can pay and file your state taxes.

Agency Required Tax Information Format
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Arkansas State Income Tax ID Number XXXXXXXX WHW (8 digits + “WHW”)
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Arkansas Department of Workforce Services ID Number XXXXXXXXX (9 digits)
Arkansas Contribution Rate X.X%

Arkansas New Employer Registration

Arkansas State Income Tax ID Number

  1. Register online as a new business.
  2. You will receive your Tax ID Number immediately after completing the registration online.

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services ID Number

  1. Register online as a new business.
  2. You will receive your ID number immediately after completing the registration online.

Arkansas Contribution Rate

Most new employers are assigned a Contribution Rate of 3.2%. If you are unsure, contact the agency at (501) 682-3798.

Find Your Arkansas Tax ID Numbers and Rates

Arkansas State Income Tax ID Number

  • You can find your Tax ID Number on any previous payment voucher you have received from the AR Department of Finance and Administration.
  • If you’re unsure, contact the agency at (501) 682-7290.

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services ID Number

  • You can find your Department of Workforce Services ID Number on previous Experience Rating Notices received from the agency.
  • If you’re unsure, contact the agency at (501) 682-2121.

Arkansas Contribution Rate

  • You can find your Contribution Rate on the Experience Rating Notice mailed to you by the Department of Workforce Services.
  • If you’re unsure, contact the agency at (501) 682-2121.

Arkansas Payroll Tax Details

Square Payroll processes the following per the frequency below to the listed state agencies:

Agency Filing Frequency
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Withholding Tax Payment (Form AR941M) Monthly
Withholding Tax Annual Reconciliation (Form AR3MAR) Annual
W-2 Reporting Annual
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Filing / Payment (Form DWS-ARK-20) Quarterly
Arkansas New Hire Reporting Center New Hire Reporting Per New Employee

Arkansas Employee Information

Texarkana Exemption

Arkansas residents whose permanent residence is within the city limits of Texarkana, Arkansas may claim exemption from Arkansas individual income taxes. Square Payroll will not automatically exempt employees based on their addresses. Employees must explicitly claim exemption.

You can find more information on this exemption on the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration website or by contacting the agency at (501) 682-7290.

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