Georgia Income Tax Extension

How to file a Georgia Tax Extension. Points to consider when to prepare extensions.

Extension Situation
Extension Suggestion
Georgia Tax Refund

Option 1: A Georgia tax extension is not needed if you only expect a refund, otherwise you will need to file or e-File your GA tax return in order to receive your tax refund money.

Option 2: No need to file a separate Georgia extension (Form IT-303) if you already e-filed a federal extension and don't owe Georgia taxes or expect a refund by the deadline.

Owe Georgia Taxes

Option 1: You can make a payment towards your Georgia income taxes online through the Georgia Tax Center.

Option 2: To avoid late filing penalties on owed Georgia income taxes, submit a return by the deadline or request a state extension (Form IT-303) - note, only federal extensions can be filed electronically, and the state extension only extends the deadline to October.
Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by the October deadline, the late filing penalties will start again after that deadline.

Option 3: To pay owed Georgia income taxes and avoid penalties, submit Form IT-560 with a check or money order to the listed address, but remember to also file your complete GA tax return (electronically or by mail) by the October deadline, even with an extension.

Georgia Income Tax Calculator
Georgia Tax Deadlines
Tax Penalties
Important: Missing the tax deadline for both IRS and Georgia, without filing a return or extension, means late filing penalties for both. Even if you can't pay, filing an extension on time saves you money by avoiding the steeper late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties.
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