People who have earned income in Georgia must file state income taxes.
Typically, Georgia Individual Income Tax returns must be received or postmarked the same day as federal tax returns are due.
Do I have to file taxes with the state of Georgia?
You must file taxes with the state of Georgia if:
- You are required to file a Federal Return
- You have income subject to Georgia income tax that is not subject to Federal income tax
- Your income exceeds the standard deduction and personal deductions described under filing requirements in the Individual Income Booklet (IT-511)
What forms do I use and where do I get them?
- The IT-511- Individual Income Tax Booklet contains instructions, forms and schedules
- Form 500EZ and Form 500 are the Individual Income Tax Return forms in Georgia. If you do not qualify to use Form 500 EZ then you will need to use Form 500
- You can find this year’s individual tax forms, options for filing electronically, or information on filing for free on other pages of this website.
Can I use the "EZ" Form (500EZ)?
- Your income is not over $99,999 and you do not itemize deductions
- You do not have any adjustments to your Federal Adjusted Gross Income
- You are not 65 or older, or blind
- Your filing status is single or married filing joint and you do not claim any exemptions other than yourself and/or your spouse
- You lived in Georgia the entire year
- You are not claiming an estimated tax credit
Otherwise, use Form 500
Can I or should I file electronically?
Yes! Filing electronically will get your return to you the fastest. Handwritten forms take the longest to process.
Where do I mail tax forms?
Typically, you should mail your return to the address listed on the form or return.
If you owe tax:
- Mail your return and payment along with Form 525-TV to the address on the form.
- Make your check or money order payable to the Georgia Department of Revenue.
How do I avoid delays?
Before submitting or mailing your completed return, check the following:
- Double-check your return
- Are SSN or ID numbers correct?
- Use the correct mailing address
- Check your math
- Use the Georgia Tax Rate Schedule
- Sign and date your return