Department of Revenue Automatically Extending 2019 Filing Deadline
The Georgia Department of Revenue is automatically extending the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. Vehicle registrations that expire between March 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020 are being extended through May 15, 2020.
Corporate Income and Net Worth Tax
Georgia has a corporate income tax on corporations. (Note: If the S-corporation status is recognized for Georgia purposes, the shareholders of the corporation pay the tax as opposed to the corporation paying the tax):
- Corporate income tax is a non-graduated percentage based on a corporation's federal taxable net income and as modified by Georgia statutory adjustments.
- Corporations that own property, do business in Georgia, or receive income from Georgia sources are subject to corporate income tax
- The rate of taxation is five and three quarters percent (5.75%) of a corporation's Georgia taxable net income
Corporations may also have to pay a net worth tax. This tax is based on the net worth of a corporation, levied in exchange for the privilege of doing business or exercising a corporate franchise in Georgia. For net worth years beginning on or after January 1, 2018 (those reported on the 2017 income tax return), corporations with a net worth of $100,000 or less are not subject to tax but must file a return. The maximum is $5,000 for a net worth in excess of $22 million. All corporations doing business in Georgia for the first time must file an initial net worth return on or before the fifteenth day of the third calendar month after incorporation or qualification in the state (for C corporations, 15th day of the fourth month for net worth years beginning on or after January 1, 2017; those reported on the 2016 income tax return).
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