Taxpayer Services Division
Refund Information

Taxpayers may check the status of their Georgia individual income tax refund by going here.

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 refund.inquiry@dor.ga.gov.

Corporation Tax

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 Form IT-550.

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 (1-877-423-6711) .

Individual Tax

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 refund.

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 refund.inquiry@dor.ga.gov 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 www.irs.gov.

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 refund.check@dor.ga.gov for assistance.

Motor Fuel Tax

Click here for information about Motor Fuel refunds.

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.

Withholding Tax

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, GA 30359.

For additional information, contact the Withholding Refund Section at 404-417-3210.

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