Individual Income Tax Refunds

Check the status of your refund online using Where's My Refund

  • Income tax return processing begins February 1, 2019.
  • Most error free, electronically filed returns are processed within 5 business days of receiving the return and most refunds are issued within 21 days from the date a taxpayer files their return.
  • If a return contains incorrect or questionable information, it may take more than 90 days from the date of receipt by DOR to process a return and issue a refund.
  • All first-time Georgia income tax filers, or taxpayers who have not filed in Georgia for at least five years, will receive a paper check.
  • Read Georgia Tax Facts for important tax information and to learn more about what we are doing to protect Georgia taxpayers against fraud.

Deceased Taxpayers

The surviving spouse, administrator, or executor may file a return on behalf of a taxpayer who died during the taxable year. When filing, use the same filing status and due date that was used on the Federal Income tax return.

To have a refund check in the name of the deceased taxpayer reissued, mail the following to the address on the form:

Contact Us if you need additional assistance.

Lost, Stolen or Stale-dated Checks

If your refund check was lost, stolen or becomes stale-dated, Contact Us for assistance.

Name Change

To have a refund check reissued in your changed name, submit a copy of two of the following accepted documents:

  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License
  • Name change decree from Superior Court
  • Marriage Certificate

Send copies of the above documents along with your original refund check to:

Georgia Department of Revenue Processing Center
4125 Welcome All Road, Suite 801
Atlanta, GA 30349-1824