There are two ways to file your individual income tax return electronically for Georgia . You can either go to a tax practitioner who offers electronic filing services or you can file online from your PC using an approved vendor's software. Federal and state returns can be filed separately; however, the federal return must be filed first.
Georgia does not impose a fee for electronic filing. However, there could be fees associated with the software or practitioner that you use. There are companies that offer free electronic filing to qualified taxpayers. The IRS also offers free electronic filing to qualified taxpayers. Visit www.irs.gov for more information.
If you are filing online, you need to retain your GA8453OL (signature document) and retain your W-2's, W-2G's, 1099R's, and IND-CR (if applicable). Also, retain any other state returns, schedules and statements if applicable. The only time anything needs to be mailed to the DOR is if you have a balance due. Use Form 525-TV to submit your payment.
Effective tax year 2002, you can file your federal and state returns separately. You can also file returns for multiple states in one transmission. Please check with your software or tax preparer for state only filing ability.
To make a payment using a credit card please to go www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-2PAY-TAX using jurisdiction code 2000 for individual income taxes. A small convenience fee is charged by the processing company.
3) Mail payment
If you wish to mail your payment please include the 525-TV voucher with the payment. Please do not mail cash.