Recent research into the taxation in Clinton by Clinton City Council member Jeff Pistole shows the city in the middle of the state for tax burden.
Pistole's research took the combined state, county and city taxes of different cities in Arkansas showed Clinton ranked 15 out of 31 possible rankings. The fifteenth position was shared by 52 municipalities in the state, including, for example, Mountain View, Hope, Austin and Mena.
Clinton's ranking is based on its 6.5 percent state tax, 2 percent county tax and 1 percent city tax.
The highest taxed city in Arkansas, and alone in its number one ranking, is Mansfield, Ark. (pop. 1,139), just south of Fort Smith in Sebastian County, with an 11.63 percent tax rate. The lowest, finishing at 31, are cities such as Traskwood (pop. 518), southwest of Benton in Saline County, and Monroe (no population figure available), south of Brinkley in Lee and Monroe counties, at 6.5 percent.
Pistole said he had undertaken the study after charges of Clinton being “the highest taxed city in the state” were made - generally by social media critics. The study showed Clinton not only in the middle, but in a space shared by 52 of 792 municipalities.
Link to PDF of the study