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How to Amend a Georgia State Tax Return

Do you need to change or amend an accepted Georgia State Income Tax Return for the current or previous Tax Year? Complete, sign complete Form 500X.  Form 500X is a Form used for the Tax Amendment. You can prepare a 2020 Georgia Tax Amendment Form on eFile.com, however you cannot submit it electronically. In comparison, the IRS requires a different Form - Form 1040X - to amend an IRS return (do not use Form 1040 for an IRS Amendment). 

The IRS might send you a notification to change an error on your return, or you might have discovered an error. If you or the IRS amended or changed one of your IRS Tax Return(s), the IRS will report this to the Georgia Tax Agency, thus you should file a Georgia Amendment within one year.

File a 2020 Georgia Tax Amendment
You cannot e-File a GA Tax Amendment anywhere, except mail it in. However, you can prepare it online here on eFile.com.
Only Option: You need to complete, sign Form 500X for the appropriate Tax Year you are amending - Print, Mail the Form to:
Georgia Department of Revenue
Processing Center
P.O. Box  740318
Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0318
GA Tax Amendment Form 500X
This Form can be used to file a: Tax Amendment, Change of Address.
Step 1: Download, Complete Form 500X for the appropriate Tax Year below.
Step 2: Sign, Mail Form 500X to the address listed above
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.
For all Tax Years prior to 2021 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above - your Tax Amendment as soon as possible. Select the appropriate form for the Tax Year you are amending. You might also has file an IRS Tax Amendment Form 1040X. You can prepare and eFile or print/mail your GA Income Tax Form 500 on eFile.com.
Check Your GA Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the GA Department of Revenue at 1-877-423-6711 (press Option #2).
2. Contact the GA Department of Revenue
Georgia Refund Deadlines
A. Three years from the due date of the original tax year return, including valid filing extensions.
B. One year from the final determination of the amended federal return or federal change, whichever is later, provided that the allowable refund is not more than the decrease in Georgia tax attributable to the federal change or correction.
C. Two years from the payment of an assessment, provided the amended return raises issues relating only to the prior assessment and the refund does not exceed the amount of tax paid on the prior assessment.
D. Two years from the filing of an amended Georgia return resulting in the payment of additional tax, provided that the current amended return raises issues relating solely to the prior amended return and that the refund does not exceed the amount of the tax payment made as a result of the prior amended return.
Additional Georgia Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
Georgia Income Tax Penalties
Find out how Georgia Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties are calculated.
For IRS Tax and Late Filing Penalties we have an easy to use tool: The PENALTYucator.
File an IRS Tax Amendment by Tax Year
Instructions on how to prepare an IRS Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however the IRS does not accept Tax Amendments electronically.