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We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the Department of Revenue and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government to make a breadth of approved training available for tax assessors, appraisers and commissioners. This slate of courses, offered by the Institute of Government, covers numerous areas of interest to tax officials, including fraud prevention, internal controls, problem solving and leadership development.
T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that Wes Knight, Chief Information Security Officer with the Georgia Department of Revenue will be honored as the 2019 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner during the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 13-14, 2019 at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.
The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in September totaled roughly $2.25 billion, for an increase of $15.7 million, or 0.7 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled $2.23 billion.
The Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers of various upcoming tax filing deadlines. Taxpayers who needed additional time to file their individual income taxes, corporate taxes, or partnership taxes from the original April 15, 2019 deadline must file by Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced today that Georgia’s net tax collections for August totaled roughly $1.75 billion, for a decrease of $50.3 million, or -2.8 percent, compared to August 2018, when net tax collections totaled just over $1.80 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled nearly $3.59 billion, for an increase of $5.4 million, or 0.2 percent, compared to FY 2019 after two months.
In an effort to more effectively serve Georgians throughout the state, the Department of Revenue is launching a pilot program which will expand customer service hours for Department call centers. This pilot program is intended to assist taxpayers during the corporate filing period, taxpayers who filed extensions for their individual income tax returns, and Georgians who have motor vehicle related questions.
The Department of Revenue’s Albany Regional Office is moving to a new facility at 735 N. Westover Blvd., Ste. A, Albany, GA 31707. The main phone number will remain (229) 430-4241.
Today, agents from the Department of Revenue’s Office of Special Investigations, along with Deputies from Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two car dealers for conducting a title scam out of their dealerships, Georgia Cash Cars, which had locations in both Acworth and Dalton.
To assist businesses throughout the state with their efforts to better meet customer demands, the Department of Revenue has repealed and replaced the curbside alcohol pickup regulations.
The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in the first month of fiscal year 2020 totaled roughly $1.83 billion for an increase of $55.7 million, or 3.1%, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled almost $1.78 billion.