Department of Revenue Automatically Extending 2019 Filing Deadline
The Georgia Department of Revenue is automatically extending the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. Vehicle registrations that expire between March 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020 are being extended through May 15, 2020.
Licensed insurers with the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner must electronically transmit information to the Department of Revenue’s Insurance Database.
Note: Self-insured vehicles, fleet vehicles and IRP registered vehicles must maintain Georgia liability insurance coverage, but are exempt from the electronic transmitting requirements.
- Insurers Must Electronically Transmit Information to the Department of Revenue’s Insurance Database, Georgia Electronic Insurance Compliance System (GEICS) within 30 days of the date insurance coverage begins. Terminations and additions or deletions of vehicles from existing policies must also be reported. For commercial vehicles registered under a commercial insurance policy, insurers must electronically report insurance information, as shown in the GEICS Reporting Guide.
- Insurers must register with the Department to be able to electronically transmit the required insurance information to the GEICS database. To register the insurer must have a valid NAIC number and register on the website to obtain login information and access to the GEICS database.
- Vehicles Exempt from the GEICS Reporting Requirements are vehicles registered in Georgia under the International Registration Plan (IRP), self-insured vehicles, and fleet vehicles. These vehicles must still be insured.
- Do NOT Electronically Transmit Insurance Information for the following:
- Comprehensive only policies
- Vehicles exempt from registration in Georgia (i.e., bicycles, mopeds, all-terrain vehicles, golf carts, etc.)
- Non-motorized vehicles (i.e., Pull-behind Campers, trailers, etc.)
- Vehicles insured under a fleet insurance policy (not identified by VIN on the policy)
- Vehicles registered in Georgia under the International Registration Plan (IRP)
- Self-insured vehicles on file with the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office (OIS)
- How does the GEICS Insurance Database work?
- Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) electronically transmitted to GEICS database are cross-referenced with the VIN on the Georgia Registration and Title Information System (GRATIS).
- If the VIN submitted matches the VIN in GRATIS, a valid insurance coverage indicator shows in GRATIS on the vehicle record.
- Law enforcement and County Tag Offices in this state have access to GRATIS and can check insurance status.
- If the VIN submitted passes the VINA check (Vehicle Identification Number Analysis*) but does not match a VIN in GRATIS, the insurance information is re-processed for 30 days before being returned as an error.
- Only Insurers are allowed to add, delete, or edit information in GEICS.
- What is VINA? Vehicle Identification Number Analysis is a program installed on the Department’s databases that checks entered VINs against established VIN patterns provided by vehicle manufacturers.
- Insurance Information Cards are required to be issued to policyholders for each vehicle insured. The insurance information card must be carried in the vehicle at all times while the vehicle is in operation.
- VIN Must Match – Motor vehicle owners are instructed to contact their insurer immediately when their insurance policy information card does not match the vehicle’s complete and correct VIN, since any changes to GEICS would have to be made by the insurer. If the tag receipt does not match the vehicle’s complete and correct VIN, the vehicle owner is instructed to contact their County Tag Office.