Press Releases

Deal: January tax revenues up 16.7 percent

February 9, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.57 billion, for an increase of $368.2 million, or 16.7 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled $2.2 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $13.87 billion, for an increase of $812.9 million, or 6.2 percent, over January 2017, when net tax revenues totaled roughly $13.06 billion.

Department of Revenue Today Begins Processing Individual Income Tax Returns

February 1, 2018

The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), has begun the processing of individual income tax returns. In 2017, the DOR processed over 4.3 million individual income tax returns, with an average processing time of just over 5 days for an electronically filed, error free return. The DOR works diligently to be as efficient as possible in processing returns and issuing of refunds while maintaining the highest levels of security in protecting confidential taxpayer information and state tax dollars.

Department of Revenue to Begin Processing Individual Income Tax Returns on February 1, 2018

January 12, 2018

Due to the continued threat of tax fraud, and specifically an ongoing email phishing scam, the Department of Revenue (DOR), is taking action to protect taxpayer's sensitive identity information and precious tax dollars in the State of Georgia. In addition to upgrading the state-of-the-art fraud management system, which blocked over $212 million in fraudulently filed refund requests from being released in 2017, DOR will begin processing individual income tax returns on February 1, 2018. 

Deal: December tax revenues up 10 percent

January 5, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for December totaled $2.26 billion, for an increase of $206.1 million, or 10 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled nearly $2.06 billion.