Georgia Income Taxes and GA State Tax Forms

The 2019 Georgia State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2019 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return by the April 15, 2020 due date. If you file a tax extension you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2020 without a late filing penalty. However, if you owe Taxes and don't pay on time, you might face late tax payment penalties. Tip: File on time, even you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.

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eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Georgia State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Georgia Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

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.

 

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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
April 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2020) and Georgia State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2020) until October 15, 2020. - eFileIT*
Expires:
April 15, 2020
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 April 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
eFileIT Now*
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
Extension Payment Voucher Form. Complete and submit to the GA Department of Revenue - address is on the form - with your payment.
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

For Tax Year 2019 you can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by April 15, 2020 for free on eFile.com (instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not). 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.

If you did not get a federal tax extension, you can request a state tax extension by filing Form IT-303 by April 15, 2020. 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.

If you owe Georgia and/or IRS income 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 April 15, 2020. 

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2020.

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 April 15, 2020. 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.

Important: After Oct. 15, 2020 you can complete and sign tax forms online here on eFile, before you download, print and mail them to the state tax agency.

2018 Tax Year Georgia Income Tax Forms

Georgia State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Georgia Department of Taxation. In addition to filing Georgia Forms you might also have to file  IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual and Fiduciary Extension Payment Voucher 
Individual Income Tax Return
Estimated Tax
Short Individual Income Tax Return
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Payment Voucher
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Georgia Tax Forms

Georgia state income tax forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Georgia Department of Revenue. In addition to filing Georgia Forms you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Estimated Tax
Short Individual Income Tax Return
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Payment Voucher
Tax Amendment

Georgia Tax Facts, Information

Georgia Tax Information and Contacts

GA Tax Type
Description
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.
Georgia Tax Fact
In 2011, a bill was proposed in the Georgia House that would tax non-profit fund raising efforts, such as the sale of Girl Scout cookies.
Georgia Tax Payment Options
Georgia State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the GA Dep. of Taxation

 

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