Georgia Tax Facts

Protecting Georgia Taxpayers

  • The Department of Revenue blocked over $116 million in fraudulently filed refund requests in 2018
  • The Department has upgraded and improved the state-of-the-art fraud management system to protect taxpayer’s information and precious tax dollars
  • The Department received over 5.1 million individual income tax returns in 2018
  • The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019

Be Aware!

“It is important for Georgia taxpayers to be aware of these important efforts,” 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 of these dates and deadlines, so they may plan accordingly.”

Important Information

  • The Department will begin processing individual income tax returns on February 1, 2019
  • It may take more than 90 days from the date of receipt by DOR to process a return and issue a refund

  • First-time filers and those who have not filed in five+ years will receive a paper refund check

  • Employee W-2 information is due on January 31, 2019
  • Employers who file late may face penalties
  • Late filing will delay employees’ tax refunds


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