Individual Income Tax Refunds

Check the status of your refund online using Where's My Refund

  • Most error free, electronically filed returns are processed within 5 business days of receiving the return and most refunds are issued within 21 days from the date a taxpayer files their return.
  • If a return contains incorrect or questionable information, it may take up to 12 weeks from the date of receipt by DOR to process a return and issue a refund.
  • All first-time Georgia income tax filers, or taxpayers who have not filed in Georgia for at least five years, will receive a paper check.
  • Read our important tax updates for the latest news and how to protect yourself from tax fraud.

Deceased Taxpayers

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.

To have a refund check in the name of the deceased taxpayer reissued, mail the following to the address on the form:

Contact Us if you need additional assistance.

Lost, Stolen or Stale-dated Checks

If your refund check was lost, stolen or becomes stale-dated, Contact Us for assistance.

Name Change

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