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 Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 2015 2014 Georgia State Tax Return Due date for Georgia State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 15, 2015 2014 Georgia State Tax Extension Due date for Georgia extension requests
October 15, 2015 2014 Georgia State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2014 Georgia State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

View all state tax return filing deadlines here.

Find federal income tax return filing deadlines here.

Georgia State Tax Forms

All of the following Georgia state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software. You can efile any of these forms on efile.com:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form 500 Information (Individual Income Tax Return) (Page 1)













Form 500 Other State Tax Worksheet (Full and Part-Year Residents) 
Form 500ES  Estimated Tax  
Form 500X  Individual Amended Return 
Form 525-TV  Payment Voucher 
Form IND-CR  Individual Credit Form 
GA [Form IT-QEE-TP2] Qualifed Education Expense Credit
Form UET Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals 
Schedule 1 Subtractions  
Schedule 2  Credits
Schedule 3  Taxable Income for Part-Year Residents and Nonresidents 

Georgia State Tax Forms that cannot be efiled

 

FormDescription
Form G-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate

GA Tax Extension

Extension FormGeorgia Extension InstructionsHow to File

Form IT-303

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 15, 2015. 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.

If you did not get a federal tax extension, you can request an automatic 6-month state tax extension by filing Form IT-303. If you owe state tax, you must still pay the amount due by the original tax filing deadline or you will begin to owe penalties and interest on the unpaid amount. You can send your payment along with Form IT-560 to the address provided on the form.

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Form IT-560

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. 


Important Reminder!  If you are filing a Georgia tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.


Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2013 Georgia Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)
Form 500 Individual Income Tax Return

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Form 500 Other State Tax Worksheet (Full and Part-Year Residents)
Form 500ES Estimated Tax
Form 525-TV Payment Voucher
Form IND-CR Individual Credit Form
Form UET Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Schedule 1 Subtractions
Schedule 2 Credits
Schedule 3 Taxable Income for Part-Year Residents and Nonresidents

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.

Check your official GA tax refund online.

Georgia efile Error Codes

View a list of all Georgia State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject 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.

More information on Georgia Sales Tax

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 for 2015. We will update this chart once the dates are available. 

Sales Tax Holiday DatesSales Tax Holiday Items Included
August, 2015
  • School supplies: $20 or less
  • Clothing: $100 or less
  • Computers: $1,000 or less
October, 2015
  • Energy and water efficient products: $1,500 or less

GA Personal Property Tax:

In Georgia, real estate and other personal property is taxed locally at the county level.

The state also has two sales tax holidays on certain items of tangible personal property: one in August and the other in October.

Odd Tax Fact:

In 2011, a bill was proposed in the Georgia House that would tax non-profit fundraising efforts, such as the sale of Girl Scout cookies.

GA State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The Georgia Department of Taxation.

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