The Tax Back program provides sales and use tax refunds on the purchase of building materials and taxable machinery and equipment to qualified businesses investing the minimum required based on the tier in which the company locates and who either a) sign a job creation agreement under the Advantage Arkansas or Create Rebate programs within 24 months of signing the Tax Back agreement or b) have signed an Advantage Arkansas or Create Rebate agreement within the previous 48 months.
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Applicants for Tax Back must also obtain an endorsement resolution from a local governing authority authorizing the refund of its local taxes. Applicants must meet the qualification criteria under the requisite Advantage Arkansas or Create Rebate program in which they are participating and must be approved by AEDC.
The refund of sales and use taxes shall not include the refund of state taxes dedicated to the Educational Adequacy Fund provided in §19-5-1227 or the state taxes dedicated to the Conservation Tax Fund provided in §19-6-484; which totals 1%. The state tax rate is 6.5%, therefore the eligible refund amount is 5.5%.