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Georgia Income Taxes and GA State Tax Forms

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Georgia
"The Peach State"

Start Federal and Georgia Tax Returns

Your Georgia Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your 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 efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Georgia Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Georgia State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Georgia Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Georgia State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Georgia State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Georgia State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 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 500X
Individual Amended Return
Form 500-UET
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals
Form 525-TV
Payment Voucher
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Cannot be efiled


* 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. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Georgia efile Error Codes

If your Georgia state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Georgia State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File a Georgia Tax Extension

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, 2018. 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.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A Georgia 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.

2017 Tax Year Georgia Tax Forms

Georgia state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Georgia Department of Revenue.

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

2016 Tax Year Georgia Tax Forms

Georgia state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Georgia Department of Revenue.

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

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 2019. It will be updated when the state tax agency releases the dates. 

Sales Tax Holiday
Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
July 2019
  • School supplies: $20 or less
  • Clothing: $100 or less
  • Computers: $1,000 or less
September/October 2019
  • 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 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 State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Georgia Department of Taxation at 877-423-6711.

For more information on Georgia state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Georgia Department of Taxation.

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