How to Amend a Georgia State Tax Return
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What Is the Georgia Definition of a Tax Amendment?
A Georgia taxpayer should file a tax amendment if there were changes to income, or if a federal tax amendment was filed.
How to file a tax amendment in Georgia
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You can also download, fill out, and mail your tax amendment.
Georgia State Tax Amendment Forms (download, print out, fill out, and mail)
For Tax Years 2011 and after, complete Form 500X for the appropriate Tax Year. For Tax Years 2010 and prior, fill out form 500X.
Penalties, Interest, and Fees
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 to mail your tax amendment - Georgia Mailing Address:
Georgia Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 74031
Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0318
Learn how to file a federal tax amendment.
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