How to Amend a Georgia State Tax Return

Georgia State Taxes
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"The Peach State"

When Do I Need to File an Amended Georgia Tax Return?

Your amended Georgia state return should be filed within 3 years of the filing deadline for the original tax return, or 2 years from the time when tax was paid (whichever is later).

How Do I Correct My Accepted Georgia Tax Return or File a Tax Amendment in Georgia?

You should file a tax amendment if there were changes to your Georgia state income, or if you filed a federal tax amendment. You have two options to amend your Georgia tax return:

  1. Download and complete Form 500X. When you're done, print out your amended return and mail it to this address: Georgia Department of Revenue, Processing Center, P.O. Box 74031, Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0318 OR
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Georgia State Tax Amendment Forms (Download, Print Out, Fill Out, and Mail)

Complete Form 500X for the appropriate Tax Year below.

Form (Tax Year)Description
Form 500X (2015) Amended Individual Income Tax Return
Form 500X (2014) Amended Individual Income Tax Return
Form 500X (2013) Amended Individual Income Tax Return
Form 500X (2012) Amended Individual Income Tax Return
Form 500X (2011) Amended Individual Income Tax Return

How Do I Check the Status of My Georgia State Tax Amendment?

You can call the Georgia Department of Revenue at 1-877-423-6711 (press Option #2).

What Are the Penalties, Interest, and Fees Related to Georgia Tax Amendments?

The state of Georgia has penalties for late filing, late payment, frivolous return, negligent underpayment, fraudulent underpayment, and a failure to file an estimated tax penalty.

The penalty for filing late is 5% per month, but will not exceed a total of 25% of the tax due.

The penalty for late payment is 0.5% per month, but will not exceed a total of 25% of the tax due. Also, the late filing and late payment penalties can't exceed 25% when combined.

The penalty for frivolous return is $1,000. A frivolous return is defined by the Georgia Department of Taxation as one that doesn't have the necessary information to calculate the tax due or one with information that reflects a significantly incorrect tax, and the return was determined to be done with the motivation to hinder Georgia Tax Laws or is based on a frivolous position. The penalty for negligent underpayment is 5% of the tax underpayment. The penalty for fraudulent underpayment is 50% of the tax underpayment.

The penalty for failing to file an estimated tax penalty is 9% per year for the timeframe of underpayment.

The interest is 1% per month and is accrued from the due date until the tax is paid in full. Note that filing a tax extension or an installment payment plan doesn't exclude the taxpayer from interest or a late payment penalty.

Where Do I Mail My Georgia Tax Amendment? - Georgia Mailing Address:

Georgia Department of Revenue
Processing Center
P.O. Box 74031
Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0318

Georgia Department of Revenue Phone Number: 1-877-423-6711 (press Option #2)

Georgia Department of Revenue

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What If I Need to Prepare and File My Federal, IRS Tax Amendment?

Learn how to file a federal tax amendment.