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Georgia Income Taxes and GA State Tax Forms

Georgia State Income Tax Returns for Tax Year 2019  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be completed and e-Filed now with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return. You have until October 15, 2020 to e-File a GA State Income Tax Return. Learn how to prepare and file only a GA state return.

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Georgia
"The Peach State"

Your 2019 Georgia Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2019 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be e-Filed with your IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2020. Oct. 15 is the filing deadline for Georgia as well as the electronic filing deadline. If you owe GA or IRS Income Taxes and you filed an extension, file your 2019 Return by this deadline to avoid late filing penalties. If you have not filed any of your 2019 Tax Returns, e-File them until Oct. 15, 2020.

Tip: Even if you cannot pay your taxes owed on time, file your return on time because the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.

It's easy to complete and e-File your IRS and Georgia State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns) on eFile.com. However, the IRS and the State Tax Agencies require you to e-File a Federal Income Tax Return along with a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Therefore, you technically cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Georgia Tax Return without also e-filing an IRS Tax Return. However, please read on for good news. 

Here are detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Georgia 2019 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Where Is Your Georgia Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Georgia Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Georgia Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your GA Tax Return was rejected by the GA Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Georgia Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
Georgia, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: The penalty for filing late is 5% per month, but will not exceed a total of 25% of the tax due.
2. Late Payment Penalty: The penalty for late payment is 0.5% per month, but will not exceed a total of 25% of the tax due.

3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
GA Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Georgia Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments.
Georgia Brackets for Income Taxes
Georgia Income Tax Forms
Georgia Unemployment Benefits
Georgia taxes unemployment income at the state level.

 

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2020 Georgia Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2019. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
July 15, 2020 (this deadline has passed)
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return
This was the original deadline to prepare and e-File a 2019 Georgia State Tax Return. The last day to prepare and e-File your 2019 IRS and GA Returns is Oct. 15, 2020. - eFileIT*
July 15, 2020 (deadline has passed; you can no longer file a GA Tax Extension for 2019 State Returns)
2019 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the October 15, 2020 Georgia Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2019 Georgia State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Georgia Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2020 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the July 15, 2020 Georgia Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a GA Tax Extension to file their Georgia Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2020. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2020). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Georgia State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2020, 2021, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2020, 2021, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2023
2019 Georgia Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2019 Georgia Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2019 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2019 Georgia State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2019 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
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Form 500
Individual Income Tax Return
Form 500ES
Estimated Tax
Form 500-EZ
Short Individual Income Tax Return
Form 500-UET
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Form 525-TV
Payment Voucher
Form IT-560
Extension Payment Voucher Form. You can no longer mail this form with a 2019 Tax Year extension payment. However, you can pay your GA taxes directly to the state tax agency online. 
Cannot be e-Filed. Mail-in Only. 
Determines your paycheck GA Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Georgia Income Tax Extension

The deadline to file an IRS extension has passed for Tax Year 2019 and you can no longer e-File a Federal Tax Extension. However, you won't face any late filing penalties if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes. The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2020 (for e-filed and mailed returns). Be aware that a Federal or GA State Tax Extension doesn't extend the deadline to pay the taxes you owe without any penalties. 

The deadline to prepare and e-File an IRS extension for 2020 Tax Returns is April 15, 2021. You can e-File a 2020 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

Georgia honors 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.

If you did not get a federal tax extension, you had to request a state tax extension by filing Form IT-303 by July 15, 2020. If you owe state tax, you had to pay the amount due by the original tax filing deadline or you will begin to owe penalties and interest on the unpaid amount. At this point, you can submit Tax Payments online and not have to mail any forms with your payment. 

If you owe Georgia and/or IRS taxes and don't pay them by Tax Day, you will be charged Georgia and IRS late tax payment penalties. Calculate and estimate IRS late payment penalties. If you expect to owe taxes, you can send your payment along with Form IT-560 to the address provided on the form by July 15, 2020. Since this deadline has passed, you can no longer mail the form with a payment, but you can make Tax Payments online and not have to mail in the form.

The extended IRS/Georgia eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a Georgia tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is October 15, 2020. After Oct. 15, 2020, you can complete and sign 2019 GA Tax Forms online here on eFile, before you download, print, and mail them to the state tax department. The address is on the form.

Georgia State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-Filed or filed your 2019 Georgia Income Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay your Georgia income tax here prior to filing (e.g with an extension). Plus, you can make online GA tax estimated payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you don't have to mail any Georgia forms (e.g. tax return, extension, or tax estimated form). 
Go to the Georgia Tax Center to submit your payment directly to the state tax agency now. Under the Common Tasks heading, click the "Make a Quick Payment" link. After reviewing the request details, click the "Next" button. Select "Individual" for Customer Type and click "Next". Select the box for Social Security Number as your ID Type, then click "Next". After you enter your ID Information, click "Next". Then, complete the Payer Information and click "Next". Then, complete the Payment Information and click "Next". After you review your payment request, click "Submit". To confirm your payment, click "Yes". The next screen shows your confirmation number, which you should either write down or print out for your records.
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment via the Official Payments site. On that site, click the "Make a Payment" link under the State Payments heading. On the next screen, select Georgia, Georgia Department of Revenue (Individual), and your payment type, then click the "Make a Payment" button. Alternatively, you can click the "Schedule Future Payments" button to submit future payments. Follow the rest of the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your credit card information to the state tax agency. 
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit card for the current Tax Year thru 2007. You may be charged a nominal fee to submit your payment via credit card.
Apply for an installment agreement with the GA state tax department. Once you create an account on the Georgia Tax Center website, click the "Request payment plan" link in the "I Want To" section and follow all the on-screen prompts to submit your tax payment plan request and payment information. 
Use this payment option if you cannot pay your tax bill and want to get on a payment plan. There is a $50 processing fee to set up a payment plan.
On payment voucher Form 525-TV, complete the name and address field located on the upper right corner of the voucher. On your payment, write your SSN or FEIN. Remove your check stub to keep for your records. Mail the payment to the GA mailing address with payment below.
Use this payment option if you prefer to submit your payment via check, money order, or casher's check in the mail or in person. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Go to the Georgia Tax Center to submit your estimated payment directly to the state tax agency now. Under the Common Tasks heading, click the "Make a Quick Payment" link. After reviewing the request details, click the "Next" button. Select "Individual" for Customer Type and click "Next". Select the box for Social Security Number as your ID Type, then click "Next". After you enter your ID Information, click "Next". Then, complete the Payer Information and click "Next". Then, complete the Payment Information and click "Next". After you review your payment request, click "Submit". To confirm your payment, click "Yes". The next screen shows your confirmation number, which you should either write down or print out for your records. 2) Submit your estimated tax payment via the Official Payments site. When you're on the site, click "Make a Payment" under the State Payments heading. On the next screen, select Georgia, Georgia Department of Revenue (Individual), and the "Individual Income Tax Estimated Tax" option. 3) Complete estimated payment voucher Form 500ES. Include your check or money order with the voucher payable to "Georgia Department of Revenue". Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form 500ES mailing address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated tax payments rather than pay all your taxes owed at once. 
You may use any of these federal tax payment options online before or after you e-File your Federal Income Tax Return. In addition, you can pay tax extension and estimated payments. For estimated payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from preparing and eFiling your tax return on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience for all taxpayers.

 

Georgia Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Georgia State Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
GA Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund or Don't Owe Taxes on your Tax Return
Georgia Department of Revenue 
PO Box 740380
Atlanta, GA 30374-0380
GA Tax Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail any payments. See above.
Georgia Department of Revenue
PO Box 740399
Atlanta, GA 30374-0399
GA Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund or Owe Taxes on your Tax Return
Georgia Department of Revenue 
PO Box 74031
Atlanta, GA 30374-0318

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