How to Amend a Georgia State Tax Return
"The Peach State"
When Do I Need to File an Amended Georgia Tax Return?
Your amended Georgia state return should be filed within 3 years of the filing deadline for the original tax return, or 2 years from the time when tax was paid (whichever is later).
How Do I Correct My Accepted Georgia Tax Return or File a Tax Amendment in Georgia?
You should file a tax amendment if there were changes to your Georgia state income, or if you filed a federal tax amendment. Here's how:
- Download and complete Form 500X.
- Print out your amended return and mail it to this address: Georgia Department of Revenue, Processing Center, P.O. Box 74031, Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0318.
Georgia State Tax Amendment Forms (Download, Print Out, Fill Out, and Mail)
Complete Form 500X for the appropriate Tax Year below.
How Do I Check the Status of My Georgia State Tax Amendment?
You can call the Georgia Department of Revenue at 1-877-423-6711 (press Option #2).
What Are the Penalties, Interest, and Fees Related to Georgia Tax Amendments?
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 Do I Mail My Georgia Tax Amendment? - Georgia Mailing Address:
Georgia Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 74031
Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0318
Georgia Department of Revenue Phone Number: 1-877-423-6711 (press Option #2)
Georgia Department of Revenue
Where Do I Find More Georgia State Tax Information?
How Do I Just Prepare and File My Georgia Tax Return?
Where is My Georgia State Tax Refund?
Georgia Income Tax Extensions
Georgia State Income Taxes
What If I Need to Prepare and File My Federal, IRS Tax Amendment?
Learn how to file a federal tax amendment.