Taxpayers may check the status of their Georgia individual income tax refund by
Processing of paper returns can take up to 8 weeks for returns filed prior to
April 1st or 12 weeks for returns filed after April 1st. Processing of electronically
filed returns can take up to three weeks. The current average processing time is
41 days for paper returns and 7 days for electronic returns (updated April 13,
2007). If you need additional information about the status of your refund, you may
c ontact the Refund Inquiry Section via e-mail to
Generally, Form IT-550 should be used to claim a refund for estimated taxes that
were not claimed on the original corporate income tax return or if a corporation
realizes it overpaid estimated tax before the corporate income tax return is due.
If an overpayment is the direct result of a change in the tax reported on an original
corporate income tax return, the corporation should request a refund by filing an
amended return. If a corporation fails to request a refund on an original corporate
income tax return, it can do so by submitting a letter on company letterhead or
The form and related documentation should be mailed to Georgia Department of Revenue,
Taxpayer Services Division, 1800 Century Blvd NE, Suite 10322, Atlanta, Georgia
30345-3205. For additional information, contact the Corporate Tax Section at 1-877-GADOR11
Taxpayers can check the status of their individual income taxrefund 24 hours a day,
seven days a week by calling the Automated Refund Information Line at 1-877-GADOR11
(1-877-423-6711). When calling, you must have the social security number listed
first on the individual income tax return and the exact whole dollar amount of the
Before making a refund inquiry, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for returns filed
prior to April 1st or 12 weeks for returns filed after April 1st. If
you filed your tax return electronically, please wait at least 2 weeks from the
date you filed before making an inquiry. Contact the Refund Inquiry Section at email@example.com if you
do not receive a response to your inquiry within three business days.
Deceased Taxpayers All refund checks will contain the name(s)
of the taxpayer(s) listed on the return. In the case of a refund check issued in
the name of a deceased taxpayer, the surviving spouse, administrator or executor
must mail the check along with a copy of the death certificate and Georgia
Form 5347 to Georgia Department of Revenue, Processing Center, 4125 Welcome All Rd,
Ste 801, Atlanta, GA 30349.
NOTE: We will accept a copy of IRS Form 1310 in lieu of Form 5347. If you need Form
1310, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or visit their website at
If your refund check was lost, stolen or becomes stale-dated, contact the Taxpayer
Accounting Section at 1-877-GADOR11 (1-877-423-6711) or via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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Sales & Use Tax
A request for refund of sales and use tax should be submitted on Form ST-12 . The
form should be mailed to Georgia Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services Division,
1800 Century Blvd NE, Suite 8214, Atlanta, GA 30345-3205. If the overpayment is
the result of a change in the information reported on an original return, an amended
Form ST-3 must be completed and mailed to Georgia Department of Revenue, P.O. Box
105296, Atlanta, GA 30348-5296.
For additional information, contact the Sales & Use Tax Section at 404-417-6642.
Employers can submit Form
IT-550 to claim a refund of withholding tax. An amended return for the period
in question and applicable W-2Cs (if the year has ended) should be attached. The
form and attachments should be mailed to Withholding Refunds, P.O. Box 49432, Atlanta,
For additional information, contact the Withholding Refund Section at 404-417-3210.