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Georgia Tax Facts
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The Department of Revenue is constantly upgrading and improving its fraud management system to protect taxpayer information and tax dollars. Over the past 5 years, the Department of Revenue received an average of over 4.5 million individual income tax returns on an annual basis. During this same time period, the Department successfully blocked over $1.07 billion in fraudulently filed refund requests.
Information for Businesses
Employee W-2 information is due on February 1, 2021
- Employers who file late may face penalties and delay employees’ tax refunds
- We will begin processing 2020 individual income tax returns on Friday, February 12, 2021.
Most refunds are issued within 21 days from the date a return is received by the Department. However, it may take up to 90 days to process
- First-time filers and those who have not filed in five or more years will receive a paper refund check
- File My Return - Instructions, Forms and More
- Pay Tax
- Where’s My Refund?
- Filing State Taxes - The Basics
- More Individual Income Tax Information
What Can I Do?
- Use Where’s My Refund to check the status of your refund online and at anytime
- Sign up for online access through the Georgia Tax Center. Sign up for notifications to be notified by email or text message when a return is received with your Social Security Number and when your refund is issued
- See if you qualify to file for free with the Free File Alliance
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