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Georgia Income Taxes and State Tax Forms

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Prepare and efile Your Georgia Tax Return

The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return using the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Georgia state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and federal tax return together or separately at efile.com (View the federal tax return filing requirements). For one price, you can prepare and efile as many state tax returns as you need.

Georgia Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Georgia state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Year 2016 Georgia State Tax Forms

All of the following Georgia state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:

Georgia State Tax Forms that cannot be efiled

Georgia State Tax Withholding Form

GA Tax Extension

Georgia will honor federal tax extensions, which grant an additional 6 months to file a Georgia state tax return, if:

  1. The GA state return is received within the time as extended by the IRS AND
  2. A copy of the federal extension(s) is attached to the return when filed.

The new due date for GA tax returns after an extension is October 16, 2017. If you eventually file your return on paper, you will need to attach a copy of Form 4868 to your Georgia state return. If you efile your state return, you do not need to attach Form 4868 or file it with the state.

Complete and submit Form IT-560 (if you did not file a federal extension)

Important Reminder! If you are efiling a Georgia tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

GA Tax Amendment

Amended Georgia state tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to prepare and file a Georgia state tax amendment.

2015 Previous Year Georgia Tax Forms

Georgia tax forms for 2015 and other previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and efiled. You will need to download, complete, and mail the forms to Georgia Department of Taxation.

Download, complete, print out, sign, and mail

Where s My Refund? – Check Your Georgia State Tax Refund Status

If you efile a Georgia state tax return, your refund will generally be processed in 1-3 weeks. It may take 8-12 weeks to process your refund if you filed your Georgia return on paper.

Georgia efile Error Codes

Georgia Tax Facts

GA Income Tax:

Georgia taxes individual income across six tax brackets at graduated tax rates.

For single filers:

  • 1% for the first $750 of taxable income
  • 2% for taxable income between $751 and $2,250
  • 3% for taxable income between $2,251 and $3,750
  • 4% for taxable income between $3,751 and $5,250
  • 5% for taxable income between $5,251 and $7,000
  • 6% for taxable income above $7,000

For heads of households and married couples filing jointly:

  • 1% for the first $1,000 of taxable income
  • 2% for taxable income between $1,001 and $3,000
  • 3% for taxable income between $3,001 and $5,000
  • 4% for taxable income between $5,001 and $7,000
  • 5% for taxable income between $7,000 and $10,000
  • 6% for taxable income above $10,000

GA Sales Tax

Georgia has a state sales tax rate of 4%. Some items such as prescription drugs and groceries are exempt from sales tax. Cities, counties, and other local jurisdictions may also collect additional sales taxes.

GA Sales Tax Holiday:

Georgia has two annual sales tax holidays. Certain items are exempt from Georgia sales tax. However, the GA consumer will only receive the tax exemption if a specific total spending limit is met.

Refer to the chart below for Georgia sales tax holidays. The state will not have them in 2017.


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