Arkansas W-2 & AR3MAR Filing Requirements

Complete your State e-filing for $0.50/form
when you e-file your Federal form with us
  • No Annual Subscription
  • No Reconciliation Charges
  • No Hidden Charges

Arkansas State Filing


Select your State for W-2 Reporting Requirements

Arkansas State Filing Requirements

  • The Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, should be filed with the State of Arkansas for 2020 Tax Year.
  • The State of Arkansas also mandates the filing of Form AR3MAR, Employer’s Annual Reconciliation of Income Tax Withheld, for 2020.
January 31, 2021

The Arkansas Form W-2 filing deadline isJanuary 31, 2021

February 28, 2021

The Arkansas Form AR3MAR filing deadline isFebruary 28, 2021

TaxBandits is here to help you with both Federal and State filing of Form W-2.
Get started today!

Q. Does Arkansas mandate W-2 filing for 2020?

A. Yes! For the State of Arkansas has mandated the filing of Form W-2, provided that there
is a state withholding.

Q. Does Arkansas require any additional forms to be submitted while filing W-2?

A. Yes! When you file W-2 with Arkansas, you must attach the transmittal and reconciliation forms based on the mode of filing.

Paper filing - If you file W-2 by paper, you must attach ARW-3 with it. Form AR3MAR should be submitted on or before February 28.

E-filing - If you e-file W-2, no need to send ARW-3 with it. However, Form AR3MAR should be transmitted on or before February 28.

Q. What is the deadline to file W-2 with Arkansas?

A. The deadline to file Form W-2 with Arkansas is January 31. Form AR3MAR should be filed on or
before February 28.

Note: If the due date falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the next week day is the deadline.

Q. Can I electronically file W-2 with Arkansas?

A. Yes! You can e-file Form W-2 with Arkansas regardless of the number of forms being filed. However, when submitting 250 or more W-2s, it is mandatory to submit them electronically. E-filing is the best option when it comes to your submitted tax returns. The SSA also encourages every filer to e-file their tax forms
for quick processing.

If you prefer e-filing your W-2s, TaxBandits is here to help you complete your e-filing with Arkansas. Create a FREE account at TaxBandits and e-file W-2 with Arkansas today.

Q. What are the penalties for late filing of W-2 with Arkansas?

A. The State of Arkansas will charge a penalty for both late filing of W-2 and failure to furnish copies to employees.

  • The Penalty for filing W-2 late
    • As an employer, if you fail to file W-2 on time, you will be charged $25.00 as a penalty.
  • The penalty for not paying the tax
    • If you fail to pay the tax amount to the state, you will be fined as follows:
    • Five percent of your tax amount will be added to the unpaid amount. An additional penalty of 5% will be charged every month until you pay the tax. However, this penalty will never exceed 35% of your unpaid tax.
  • Interest for not paying the tax amount
    • If you have filed the form but failed to pay the taxes, you will be charged 10% of your unpaid tax as a penalty per annum.
  • The Penalty for failure to furnish W-2 copies
    • If you fail to furnish a copy of W-2 to the employee, you will be penalized as follows:
    • Will be charged not less than $25.00 nor more than $250.00.
    • Imprisonment for not less than 10 days nor more than 90 days.
    • Both.

If you're an employer and want to avoid penalties, you should complete the filing of W-2 with Arkansas on or before the deadline.

Q. Can I file W-2c with the State of Arkansas?

A. Yes, you can file W-2c with the State of Arkansas to correct the previously filed W-2 forms. You can submit this by paper filing or electronic filing. If you want to paper file W-2c with Arkansas, you should submit the corrected ARW-3 as well.

As of now, TaxBandits is not supporting e-filing of W-2c with the State of Arkansas. However, we support W-2c with the SSA. Using TaxBandits, you can complete the W-2c with the Federal. Then, download a copy of W-2c, attach the corrected ARW-3, and mail them to the State of Arkansas. The mailing address to
send W-2c is as follows:

Note: Make sure you send the corrected W-2 and ARW-3 as soon as you discover the errors.

Q. Where do I mail W-2 forms when filing with the State of Arkansas?

A. When you paper file W-2 forms with Arkansas, you should mail a copy of W-2 with ARW-3 and AR3MAR on or before the deadline. However, e-filing is the best and easiest way to submit W-2s, this method allows you to track the status of your return.

If you still decide to paper file, send your forms to the following address:

If you prefer electronic filing, TaxBandits is here. We support filing of W-2 with Arkansas, and we distribute employee copies through postal mail if needed.

Get started with TaxBandits today and stay compliant with the State of Arkansas! Start Filing Now

More FAQ on W-2 State Filings

Success Starts with TaxBandits

The Smart Business Owners Choice

Access our resource center for more
information about tax relief due to
COVID-19. Visit Now