Eateries measure sent to governor
The Arkansas Senate on Monday voted to send to the governor legislation that would allow restaurants to pay their sales taxes quarterly rather than monthly.
After concurring with a House amendment to Senate Bill 479, by Sen. Clarke Tucker, D-Little Rock, the Senate voted 35-0 to give final approval to the bill. Under the bill, restaurants may delay the remittance of sales taxes and the filing of reports for sales tax collected from MarchMay this year until June 20; for June-August until Sept. 20; for September-November until Dec. 20; and for December-February 2022 until March 20, 2022, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration.
SB479 also would no longer require restaurants with a valid alcoholic beverage permit to get preapproval from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division to offer outdoor dining, according to finance department spokesman Scott Hardin.