2010 Arkansas Code
Title 26 - Taxation
Subtitle 5 - State Taxes
Chapter 52 - Gross Receipts Tax
Subchapter 3 - Imposition of Tax
§ 26-52-304

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1. Taxation of Electronically Delivered Software

2. Taxation of Software

3. Taxation of Computers, Hardware, Software and Computer Services

26-52-304. Tax levied on sales of computer software and maintenance of computer hardware.

(a) The excise tax levied by this chapter and by any act supplemental thereto, is levied on gross receipts or gross proceeds received from the following:

(1) (A) Sales of computer software, including prewritten computer software, which shall be taxed as sales of tangible personal property.

(B) As used in this section:

(i) "Computer" means an electronic device that accepts information in digital or similar form and manipulates it for a result based on a sequence of instructions;

(ii) (a) "Computer software" means a set of coded instructions designed to cause a computer or automatic data processing equipment to perform a task.

(b) "Computer software" does not include software that is delivered electronically or by load and leave;

(iii) "Delivered electronically" means delivered to the purchaser by means other than tangible storage media;

(iv) "Electronic" means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities;

(v) "Load and leave" means delivery to the purchaser by use of a tangible storage media in which the tangible storage media is not physically transferred to the purchaser; and

(vi) "Prewritten computer software" means computer software, including prewritten upgrades, that is not designed and developed by the author or other creator to the specifications of a specific purchaser; and

(2) Service of repairing or maintaining computer equipment or hardware in any form.

(b) [Repealed.]

(c) [Repealed.]

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