Filing a return for a deceased taxpayer - The surviving spouse, administrator, or executor may file a return on behalf of a taxpayer who died during the taxable year. When filing, use the same filing status and due date that was used on the Federal Income tax return.
You may also be interested in FAQs for Estate Tax.
Requesting a refund check - To have a refund check in the name of the deceased taxpayer reissued to the estate or beneficiary, gather the following:
- Completed Form GA-5347 – Deceased Taxpayer Refund Check Claim
- Copy of the death certificate
- Original refund check issued in the deceased’s name
- Any other information specified on the form
Once complete, mail the information to the address on Form GA-5347.
Lost, Stolen or Stale-Dated Checks
If your refund check was lost, stolen or becomes stale-dated, you will need to Contact Us for assistance.
To have a refund check reissued in your changed name, submit a copy of two of the following accepted documents:
- Social Security Card
- Driver's License
- Name change decree from Superior Court
- Marriage Certificate
Send copies of the above documents along with your original refund check to:
Georgia Department of Revenue Processing Center
4125 Welcome All Road, Suite 801
Atlanta, GA 30349-1824