Tobacco Excise Tax - FAQ
Am I required to submit the cigar, little cigar, loose and smokeless excise tax return electronically?
Yes, as of September 2012 paper returns are no longer being accepted. The Department will mail you back the return which may result in a late filing penalty for your business.
What is the due date for the tobacco excise tax returns?
Returns are due the 10th of each month.
What is the website to submit the tobacco excise tax return?
The website is https://gtc.dor.ga.gov. You can register as a new user by clicking the Sign Up link or you can use your existing login to add access to your ‘tobacco tax’ account. If you need assistance please call Customer Service at 877-423-6711.
The Cigarette and Tobacco returns were separate forms now there is one Tobacco Tax return in GTC. How do I complete the returns now?
The cigarette report and wholesalers ‘Other Tobacco report’ are now combined. If you have no activity for cigarettes or stamps, you can leave those screens blanks screen and proceed to the ‘Other Tobacco’ report screen.
If I have no activity am I still required to submit a return?
Tobacco Wholesalers/Distributors and Manufacturers/Importers must submit a return even if it is a zero return.
Can I import the tobacco tax return?
You are only able to use DOR’s Tobacco Tax excel template which is available on our website www.gataxinfo.org. Once you download the template you will need to answer the two questions on the ‘Information tab’ and then complete the appropriate tabs.