The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) will begin processing 2023 individual income tax returns on Friday, February 2, 2024.

“As we enter tax season, the Department of Revenue is committed to processing income tax returns in a timely manner while maintaining the highest levels of security to protect confidential taxpayer information and state tax dollars” said State Revenue Commissioner Frank O’Connell.

In 2023, the Department processed over 5.3 million individual income tax returns with an average processing time of just over 5 days for an electronically filed, error-free return.

Reminders for Individual Income Tax Filers:

  • 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.
  • All first-time Georgia income tax filers, or taxpayers who have not filed in Georgia for at least five years, will receive their refund in the form of a paper check.
  • The filing deadline to submit 2023 individual income tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2024.

Visit the DOR website for helpful information such as; tax forms, benefits of filing electronically and how to check if you qualify to file for free through the Free File Alliance.


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