Georgia Tax Facts

Georgia Individual Income Tax due date is extended to May 17, 2021

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

Helpful Information

What Can I Do?

Use the Georgia Tax Center to check on the status of your refund, receive notifications and many other online services.