Arkansas - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 25, 2019 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Arkansas County

1,012

1,188

1,252

1,396

1,419

Ashley County

1,072

1,259

1,327

1,480

1,503

Baxter County

1,028

1,207

1,272

1,418

1,441

Benton County

1,281

1,505

1,586

1,768

1,797

Boone County

1,038

1,219

1,285

1,433

1,456

Bradley County

1,002

1,177

1,240

1,383

1,405

Calhoun County

1,004

1,179

1,242

1,385

1,407

Carroll County

1,084

1,273

1,341

1,495

1,519

Chicot County

976

1,146

1,208

1,347

1,369

Clark County

1,064

1,250

1,317

1,468

1,492

Clay County

911

1,070

1,127

1,257

1,277

Cleburne County

1,039

1,220

1,286

1,434

1,457

Cleveland County

1,086

1,275

1,344

1,499

1,523

Columbia County

987

1,159

1,221

1,361

1,383

Conway County

1,008

1,184

1,248

1,392

1,414

Craighead County

1,115

1,310

1,380

1,539

1,564

Crawford County

1,075

1,263

1,331

1,484

1,508

Crittenden County

1,136

1,334

1,406

1,568

1,593

Cross County

1,075

1,263

1,331

1,484

1,508

Dallas County

1,008

1,184

1,248

1,392

1,414

Desha County

954

1,121

1,181

1,317

1,338

Drew County

982

1,153

1,215

1,355

1,377

Faulkner County

1,244

1,461

1,540

1,717

1,745

Franklin County

945

1,109

1,169

1,303

1,324

Fulton County

1,091

1,281

1,350

1,505

1,530

Garland County

1,108

1,301

1,371

1,529

1,553

Grant County

1,095

1,286

1,355

1,511

1,535

Greene County

1,074

1,261

1,329

1,482

1,506

Hempstead County

1,046

1,228

1,294

1,443

1,466

Hot Spring County

1,029

1,208

1,273

1,419

1,442

Howard County

1,037

1,219

1,284

1,432

1,455

Independence County

1,077

1,265

1,333

1,486

1,510

Izard County

955

1,122

1,182

1,318

1,339

Jackson County

894

1,050

1,106

1,233

1,253

Jefferson County

1,021

1,200

1,264

1,409

1,432

Johnson County

949

1,115

1,175

1,310

1,331

Lafayette County

960

1,127

1,188

1,325

1,346

Lawrence County

929

1,091

1,150

1,282

1,303

Lee County

945

1,110

1,170

1,305

1,326

Lincoln County

946

1,111

1,171

1,306

1,327

Little River County

998

1,172

1,235

1,377

1,399

Logan County

949

1,114

1,174

1,309

1,330

Lonoke County

1,204

1,414

1,490

1,661

1,688

Madison County

1,028

1,207

1,272

1,418

1,441

Marion County

968

1,137

1,198

1,336

1,357

Miller County

1,126

1,322

1,393

1,553

1,578

Mississippi County

990

1,163

1,225

1,366

1,388

Monroe County

943

1,107

1,167

1,301

1,322

Montgomery County

1,021

1,199

1,263

1,408

1,431

Nevada County

964

1,132

1,193

1,330

1,352

Newton County

998

1,172

1,235

1,377

1,399

Ouachita County

1,004

1,180

1,243

1,386

1,408

Perry County

1,126

1,322

1,393

1,553

1,578

Phillips County

1,002

1,177

1,240

1,383

1,405

Pike County

926

1,088

1,146

1,278

1,298

Poinsett County

979

1,150

1,212

1,351

1,373

Polk County

974

1,144

1,206

1,345

1,366

Pope County

1,088

1,278

1,347

1,502

1,526

Prairie County

975

1,145

1,207

1,346

1,368

Pulaski County

1,279

1,502

1,583

1,765

1,794

Randolph County

941

1,105

1,164

1,298

1,319

St. Francis County

965

1,133

1,194

1,331

1,353

Saline County

1,233

1,448

1,526

1,701

1,729

Scott County

897

1,053

1,110

1,238

1,258

Searcy County

937

1,101

1,160

1,293

1,314

Sebastian County

1,080

1,269

1,337

1,491

1,515

Sevier County

918

1,078

1,136

1,267

1,287

Sharp County

915

1,075

1,133

1,263

1,284

Stone County

1,066

1,252

1,319

1,471

1,494

Union County

1,018

1,196

1,260

1,405

1,428

Van Buren County

1,073

1,260

1,328

1,481

1,505

Washington County

1,258

1,478

1,557

1,736

1,764

White County

1,084

1,273

1,341

1,495

1,519

Woodruff County

945

1,109

1,169

1,303

1,324

Yell County

1,054

1,238

1,305

1,455

1,479


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