Press Releases

IRS: New Tax Scam Targeting Tax Professionals

April 15, 2016

In advance of the tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service today warned tax professionals of a new emerging scam in which cybercriminals obtain remote control of preparers’ computer systems, complete and file client tax returns and redirect refunds to thieves’ accounts.

Deal: March tax revenues up 2.2 percent

April 8, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled $1.53 billion, for an increase of $31.4 million, or 2.2 percent, over March 2015. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled nearly $15.27 billion, an increase of $1.42 billion, or 10.3 percent, compared to March 2015, when net tax revenues totaled almost $13.85 billion.

Scam Alert-Email Phishing

March 30, 2016

The Department of Revenue has recently been made aware of a new phishing scam being conducted by criminals. This particular phishing scheme is known as email "spoofing" and is similar to the call "spoofing" that several state agencies have recently faced.

Scam Alert-Department of Revenue Phone Line Spoofed

March 14, 2016

Please be advised that one of the Georgia Department of Revenue's phone lines has
been subject to Caller ID spoofing. The Department of Revenue (DOR) was first made
aware of this scam on Thursday, March 10th. When a telephone number is spoofed,
the Caller ID of the caller will appear to be coming from a valid number. Other State
agencies have also been victims of phone line spoofing. Earlier this month the Office
of the State Treasury's main phone line was spoofed.

Deal: February tax revenues up 24.9 percent

March 11, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for February totaled almost $1.25 billion, for an increase of $234.5 million, or 24.9 percent, over February 2015. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $13.73 billion, an increase of $1.32 billion, or 10.7 percent, compared to February 2015, when net tax revenues totaled $12.41 billion.

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.

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