Corporate Electronic Filing - FAQ
How do I file my return electronically?
You can either go to a practitioner who offers electronic filing or you can purchase the software from one of the approved software vendors. Large corporations also have the extra option of registering themselves as the filing entity (visit the IRS webpage for more information). Visit our web site for a list of approved software companies that offer online filing.
My corporation owes money; what options do I have to make a payment?
The Department of Revenue now offers three options in making payments for your current years return;
- Pay by using the Georgia Tax Center, you will need to register if you are not already registered.
- Pay by Credit Card. To make a payment, please go to ACI Payments, Inc. or call 800-272-9829 (1-800-2PAY-TAX) using jurisdiction code 2006 for business taxes. A small convenience fee is charged by the processing company.
- Mail your payment. Please include the PV-Corp voucher with the payment. Please do not mail cash.
Am I mandated to file electronically?
If you are required or you are voluntarily paying electronically, or you are federally required to file the return electronically, you are required to submit the associated Georgia return electronically. Also beginning with 2017 returns, a return is required to be electronically filed if the return generates, allocates, claims, utilizes, or includes in any manner a series 100 credit.
What are the procedures for being accepted as a participant for the State of Georgia electronic filing?
There is no separate application or registration process for the State of Georgia. You can only participate in Georgia electronic filing if you are approved by the IRS. Visit the IRS webpage for more information.
How do I file returns electronically for my clients?
You must use software that has been approved by the IRS as well as the State of Georgia. Federal and state tax returns can be filed separately.
Can I electronically file an amended return?
Yes, you can electronically file an amended return. Please check your software for restrictions.
Can I electronically file a prior year's return?
Yes, you can electronically file a prior year's return but this will be restricted by the year your tax software is approved. Please check your software for restrictions.
Can I electronically file a consolidated return?
Yes, you can electronically file a consolidated return. Please check your software for restrictions.
Can I send in attachments? If so, how?
Attachments for electronic returns must be added as PDFs. Please check your software for restrictions. No paperwork should be mailed in when the return is completed electronically.