State of Georgia Income Tax Georgia State Income Tax
Tax Year 2013

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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,876.00 in Georgia income taxes. [1]
Rank: 15th out of 51

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Georgia Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 1.00%
$750+ $1,000+ 2.00%
$2,250+ $3,000+ 3.00%
$3,750+ $5,000+ 4.00%
$5,250+ $7,000+ 5.00%
$7,000+ $10,000+ 6.00%

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Georgia Income Tax Calculator

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How to use the Georgia tax estimator How To Use This Calculator
You can use our free Georgia income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Georgia income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Georgia Income Tax

Georgia collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Like the Federal Income Tax, Georgia's income tax allows couples filing jointly to pay a lower overall rate on their combined income with wider tax brackets for joint filers.

Notably, Georgia has the highest maximum marginal tax bracket in the United States. You can learn more about how the Georgia income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

The Georgia Department of Revenue provides a dedicated Caxpayer Advocate for handling issues and disputes with taxpayers. If you have any questions or issues with your Georgia tax return, feel free to contact the Taxpayer Advocate Office at [email protected] or by phone at 404-417-2251. For specific questions about your Georgia Tax Refund, call 1-877-423-6711.

There are 208 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2015. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2015 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

Compare the state income tax rates in Georgia with the income tax rates in

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Georgia Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Georgia income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Georgia tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Georgia, see the list of Georgia income tax deductions.

4.1 - Georgia Standard Deduction

What is the GA Standard Deduction for 2014? Unlike many other states, Georgia has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Georgia income tax return.

4.2 - Georgia Personal Exemptions

Georgia has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Georgia Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Georgia does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Georgia Itemized Deductions

Georgia allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your Georgia tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the Georgia standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the Georgia and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of Georgia itemized deductions.

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Georgia Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to four of the most commonly used Georgia income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Georgia tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Georgia Income Tax Form 500 Individual Income Tax Return
01/2014
Form 500 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form 500 is the general income tax return form for all Georgia residents.
Free Printable Georgia Income Tax Form 500-ES Estimated Quarterly Tax Return
02/2014
Form 500-ES - Estimated Quarterly Tax Return
Form 500-ES contains an estimated tax worksheet and a voucher for mailing quarterly estimated income tax payments.
Free Printable Georgia Income Tax Form 500-EZ Short Individual Income Tax Return
01/2014
Form 500-EZ - Short Individual Income Tax Return
Form 500-EZ is the short form for filing your individual income tax return. Persons with very simple taxes may file this form.
Free Printable Georgia Income Tax Form IND-CR Tax Credits
01/2014
Form IND-CR - Tax Credits
Form IND-CR should be included with your Form 500 if you want to claim tax credits like dependent care or a home purchase.
Free Printable Georgia Tax Table
11/2012
Printable Georgia Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Georgia datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Georgia tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Georgia, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Georgia's 2014 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Georgia Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Georgia income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Georgia tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Georgia Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Georgia income tax return to the Georgia no later then April 15th. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Estimated Income Tax Payments
Georgia Dept. of Revenue
P.O. Box 740319
Atlanta, Georgia 30374
Income Tax Returns (Payments)
Georgia Dept. of Revenue
P.O. Box 105613
Atlanta, Georgia 30348-5613
Income Tax Returns (Refunds)
Georgia Dept. of Revenue
P.O. Box 740380
Atlanta, Georgia 30374

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e-Filing: Submit Your Georgia Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Georgia income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Georgia tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

Georgia allows all filers, resident and nonresident, to file their Form 500 electronically using the Georgia eFile system. You don't need to notify Georgia that you're planning on e-filing directly - your IRS intent to eFile will be sufficient. If you have a simple tax return, you can eFile for free by using one of the companies in Georgia's Free Fila Alliance to prepare your taxes - details are available on the Department of Revenue's eFile website.

To e-file your Georgia and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Georgia Tax Refund

Your Georgia Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Georgia, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Georgia tax refund, you can visit the Georgia Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2014 Georgia income tax rates are released, provisional 2014 tax rates are based on Georgia's 2013 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2014 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Georgia and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Georgia tax forms are sourced from the Georgia income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Georgia forms you are using are up-to-date.