Press Releases

How to Check the Status of Your Refund

March 8, 2016

During this year's filing season, many taxpayers often call the Department of Revenue (DOR) seeking a status update on their income tax return. Due to high call volume, some taxpayers may receive a busy signal when dialing our main line (1-877- 423-6711). The Department of Revenue has several ways for Georgia Taxpayers to check the status of their refund.

Fraud Prevention Measures and Refunds

February 11, 2016

Due to issues during 2015 regarding security breaches of third party preparers and the constant threat of tax fraud and refund theft, the Department of Revenue is taking additional fraud prevention measures this filing season to ensure tax refunds are issued to the correct individuals.

Deal: January tax revenues up 6.4 percent

February 8, 2016

On February 8, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.05 billion, for an increase of $119.3 million, or 6.4 percent, over January 2015. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $12.49 billion, an increase of $1.02 billion, or 8.9 percent, compared to January 2015, when net tax revenues totaled almost $11.47 billion.

Deal: December tax revenues up 3.6 percent

January 19, 2016

On January 13, 2016 Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for December totaled $2.04 billion, for an increase of $67.7 million, or 3.6 percent, over December 2014.

New Fraud Prevention Measures

January 11, 2016

The Department of Revenue takes every measure to process tax returns in a timely manner. Due to issues during 2015 regarding security breaches of third party preparers and the constant threat of tax fraud and refund theft, the Department of Revenue is taking additional fraud prevention measures this filing season to ensure tax refunds are issued to the correct individuals.

Public Auction

January 8, 2016

Approximately 3097 bottles of various brands and sizes of liquor and wine divided into 8 lots will be offered for sale to the highest bidding licensee at 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Georgia State Liquor Warehouse located at 1800 Century Blvd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. All lots sold as is, no guarantees.

Deal: November tax revenues up 7.5 percent

December 8, 2015

On December 7, 2015 Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for November totaled $1.64 billion, for an increase of $109.7 million, or 7.5 percent, over November 2014. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled nearly $8.4 billion, an increase of $699.5 million, or 9.1 percent, compared to November 2014, when net tax revenues totaled almost $7.7 billion.

Useful tools on the Georgia Tax Center

December 2, 2015

Due to the constant threat of tax fraud, the Georgia Department of Revenue has made recent strides to help further protect taxpayers of the state. In addition to adding a new Fraud Manager component to our Integrated Tax System, the Department has partnered with multiple Georgia state agencies, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and other state Departments of Revenue on projects that will help make the filing of tax returns more secure.

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