Georgia Tax Facts

Protecting Georgia Taxpayers

  • The Department of Revenue blocked over $98 million in fraudulently filed refund requests in 2016
  • A state-of-the-art fraud management system has been implemented to protect taxpayer’s information and precious tax dollars

Changes in 2017


  • All income tax returns will be held until February 1, 2017
  • Please allow 90 business days to process returns 
  • First-time filers and those who have not filed in five+ years will get a refund check


  • Employee W-2 information must be filed by January 31
  • Employers who file late may face penalties
  • Late filing will delay employees’ tax refunds

How Can You Help?

Be Aware!


“It is important for Georgia taxpayers to be aware of these significant changes,” said DOR Commissioner Lynne Riley, “To combat tax fraud, taxing agencies are taking every action necessary to protect taxpayer dollars and confidential taxpayer information. The Department wishes to inform individuals on the upcoming procedural changes, so they may plan accordingly.”

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