Georgia accepts electronic
filing of Forms 500 and 500EZ from all taxpayers regardless of their filing or residency
status, including refund and balance due returns. Georgia Individual Income tax
returns may be submitted using approved electronic filing software. Click
here to view a list of approved software companies.
Originators (ERO) and preparers are not required to register with the Georgia Department
of Revenue for approval to file electronically. ERO's and preparers who have
been approved by the IRS are automatically approved to submit
Some of the benefits
of electronic filing include:
- Faster and more accurate processing.
- Individual taxpayers who file electronically
can receive their refund by mail or direct deposit.
- The ability to file from your home
PC or have your taxes prepared by a professional electronic return originator.
- Elimination of mailing paper returns.
and all other forms and documents should be retained for your records.
- Individual Income transmissions of
"state only" returns. (The term "state only" means the software supports transmission
of the state return separately from the federal return. However, the federal return
must be transmitted first. Visit the companies' websites to determine whether they
support state only filing.)
If you file electronically
and need to make a payment, you have the following payment options:
- Pay by ACH debit using Georgia
Tax Center. You do not need to be registered to use the GTC Quick Payment
option. Click here to access
Pay by ACH debit using the approved software function.
- Pay with a credit card. Click
here for more information about this payment method.
- Mail your payment with the Payment
Voucher ( Form
525-TV) to the address on the voucher. You can print this form from your
software program or obtain it from our website. It is critical that you use this
form to ensure that your payment is properly applied.
NOTE: If you pay with
a credit card, do not mail the payment
voucher. Credit cards are not accepted for payments associated with extensions,
installment payment agreements, or amended returns. The credit card vendor charges
a convenience fee, and provides a confirmation of payment.
The Department of Revenue encourages electronic filing; however, we neither support
nor recommend any software company. You must address technical and support issues
with the company whose product you select. For additional electronic filing information,
you can contact the E-file Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-GADOR11 (1-877-423-6711)