Does Arkansas State recognize an automatic federal extension, form 7004?
Yes. an "Arkansas Corporation that requests an automatic extension of time for filing a federal income tax return will be granted an extension of time for filing the corresponding Arkansas income tax return, until the extended due date of the federal return."
Also, a copy of Federal Form 7004 is no longer required to be attached to the Arkansas return, if the Federal Extension box is checked on Arkansas Form AR1100CT.
But, it is worth noting that interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum will be computed on any tax due return from the original Arkansas return due date. Any tax due balance remaining after the original Arkansas return due date or the extended return due date will be subject to the penalties that is applicable under the Arkansas Tax law.