Electronic Filing Frequently Asked Questions - Corporations


How do I file my return electronically?

What are the procedures for being accepted as a participant for Georgia electronic filing?

How do I file returns electronically for my clients?

Am I mandated to file electronically?

Are there any exclusions from filing electronically?

Can I electronically file an amended return?

Can I electronically file a prior year return?

Can I electronically file consolidated return?

Can I send in attachments? How?

What are the reject error codes for Georgia?

Where is the signature form for Georgia corporate return?

My corporation owes money; what options do I have to make a payment?

I still have more questions concerning electronic filing. Who do I contact for more help?

 

Q. How do I file my return electronically?

A. You can either go to a practitioner who offers electronic filing or you can purchase the software from one of the approved software vendors. Large corporations also have the extra option of registering themselves as the filing entity (visit www.irs.gov for more information). Visit our web site at www.etax.dor.ga.gov for a list of approved software companies that offer online filing.

 

Q. What are the procedures for being accepted as a participant for Georgia electronic filing?

A. There is no separate application or registration process for the State of Georgia . You can only participate in Georgia electronic filing if you are approved by the IRS. Visit www.irs.gov for more information.

 

Q. How do I file returns electronically for my clients?

A. You must use software that has been approved by the IRS as well as with the State of Georgia . Federal and state returns can be filed separately.

 

Q. Am I mandated to file electronically?

A. If you required to pay electronically or are voluntarily paying electronically or you are federally required to file the return electronically, you are required to submit the associated return electronically.

 

Q. Are there any exclusions from filing electronically?

A. Yes, if you are not paying electronically or required to file the federal return electronically.

 

Q. Can I electronically file an amended return?

A. Yes, you can electronically file an amended return. Please check your software for restrictions.

 

Q. Can I electronically file a prior year return?

A. Yes you can electronically file a prior year return but this will be restricted by the year your tax software is approved for. Please check your software for restrictions.

 

Q. Can I electronically file consolidated return?

A. Yes, you can electronically file a consolidated return. Please check your software for restrictions.

 

Q. Can I send in attachments? How?

A. Attachments for electronic returns must be added as PDFs. Please check your software for restrictions. No paperwork should be mailed in when the return is completed electronically.

 

Q. What are the reject error codes for Georgia ?

A. Click here for a list of corporate reject codes.

 

Q. Where is the signature form for Georgia corporate return?

A. Currently Georgia does not have a signature form for the electronic 600 or 600S return. We ask that the taxpayer print a copy of the return, sign it as normal and keep it for their records.

Q. My corporation owes money; what options do I have to make a payment?

A. The Department of Revenue now offers three options in making payment for your current year return.

1) Pay by using the Georgia Tax Center. You will need to register if you are not already registered. Click here to access the GTC payment system.

2) Credit Card

To make a payment using a credit card please to go www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-2PAY-TAX using jurisdiction code 2006 for business taxes. A small convenience fee is charged by the processing company.

3) Mail payment

If you wish to mail your payment please include the PV-CORP voucher with the payment. Please do not mail cash.

 

Q. I still have more questions concerning electronic filing. Who do I contact for more help?

A. You may contact the Electronic Filing Section at (404) 417-6644 or one of the Regional Offices listed below

 

Albany
1105-D W. Broad Ave.
Albany , GA 31707
(229) 430-4241

Augusta
130 Davis Road
Martinez , GA 30907

(706) 651-7600

Macon
630 North Avenue
Suite B

Macon , GA 31211
(478) 751-6015

Athens
3700 Atlanta Hwy., Ste 268,
Athens, GA 30606
706-389-6977

Columbus
1501 13th Street
Suite A
Columbus , GA 31901
(706) 649-7451

Rome
1401 Dean Street
Suite E
Rome , GA 30161
(706) 295-6061

Atlanta

North East Metro Office
1800 Century Blvd
Atlanta , GA 30345
(404) 417-6605

Douglas
1214 N. Peterson Ave.,
Suite I
Douglas GA 31533
(912) 389-4094

Savannah
6606 Abercorn Street
Suite 220
Savannah , GA 31405
(912) 356-2140

Lithia Springs
351 Thornton Road
Suite 101
Lithia Springs , GA 30122
(770) 732-5812

 

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