State Electronic Filing Guide

Contact Information:

Georgia Department of Revenue
Electronic Services Group
Taxpayer Services Division, 8146
1800 Century Center Blvd
Atlanta, GA - 30345-3205
Phone: 877-423-6711
Fax: 404-417-4318
Tax Refund Inquiries: 877-423-6711
State Guide Details:

Grace Period : 10 days
E-filing Mandate : Must e-file if preparing more than 10 returns (follows IRS electronic filing mandate)
Form for opting out of mandate : n/a
Federal and State E-files Can Be Linked : Yes
State Can Be E-filed Separately : Yes
Return Types Accepted Electronically :
Resident : Yes
Part Year Resident : Yes
Non-Resident : Yes
Amended : Yes for 2016 and later
Estimate Payments : No
Extension : No
Additional Return Types :
Accepts Returns With : Refund, Zero Balance, Balance Due
Direct Deposit of Refunds : Yes, except state will not issue direct deposit to first time filers or taxpayers who have not filed a return in the past 5 years.
Payment of Balance Due by :
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (Direct Debit) : Yes
Credit Card : Yes
Online ePayment : Yes
Signature Requirements : ERO retains GA-8453 for 3 years
Accepts eSignature : Yes
Supports PDF attachments : Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing : Current tax year and two prior tax years
Drivers License or State ID Required : If your client was issued a driver’s license or state identification card, provide the requested information from it or indicate there is no applicable identification provided. An individual return cannot be filed electronically with the state if you do not provide a response on federal Screen IDAuth.
Average Refund Time :
E-filed Return : Allow 90 business days.
Paper Return : Allow 90 business days.
Application Requirements : Automatically accepts IRS approval
Special Considerations :

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