For Immediate Release
Contact: Alex Reed, 501-682-1217
Secretary of State's Office reminds business of penalty and interest waiver
(Sept. 3, 2013) LITTLE ROCK - Secretary of State Mark Martin reminds businesses that the amnesty season on franchise tax penalties and interest has begun.
The program was created by Act 1041 of the 2013 legislative session, establishing a franchise tax penalty and interest amnesty season.
"From now until the end of this year, businesses that complete the proper paperwork can catch up on delinquent franchise taxes without having to pay accrued penalties and interest," Martin said.
All current and delinquent franchise taxes must be submitted with the appropriate paperwork and payment in person or by mail. Martin emphasized that the amnesty is applicable only for businesses revoked as of Dec. 31, 2012, and that penalties and interest due for the current year are not eligible.
"Business owners should remember this is a one-time deal," Martin urged. "They must pay current franchise taxes as well as their delinquent amounts of up to three years."
Amnesty application forms may be downloaded from the Secretary of State's website,