Transparency FAQs

Why was this website created?

The Arkansas Legislature passed Act 303 during 2011 General Session requiring the Department of Finance and Administration to create a free website, accessible to the public that contains state financial information. That state financial information includes tax revenues, but it also includes fees, fines, grants and other sources of revenue.

Which browser do I need to view the information?

This website works best with Internet Explorer version 7.0 or higher or Firefox.

I see that information can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet. What if I don't have Excel?

If you do not have Excel on your computer, a text file will be created with the fields of information separated by commas.

Who do I contact if I have a question about the data on this website?

You may submit your question using the online Contact Us form and someone will you get back to you.

How often is the data updated?

Expenditures, Payments to Cities and Counties and Revenues are updated daily. Employee Compensation is updated monthly and Bonded Indebtedness is updated quarterly. Look for the Date Data was Updated at the bottom of every data page.p>

What is Transparency?

Taxpayers deserve to know how the government is spending money and how State government operates. Freedom of Information laws have made many records freely accessible and websites such as will make financial records available faster and more efficiently than ever before. By taking advantage of modern technology, data can be delivered in a simple, easy to understand fashion that also eliminates the need to spend money on postage, paper and employee costs associated with providing these answers previously.

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