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Georgia State Tax Updates

For the latest news and updates on Georgia state and local tax

April 28, 2021

GA Offers Tax Credit for Teachers Who Teach at Qualifying Public Schools

Effective July 1, 2021 and applicable for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2022, Georgia has established a teacher recruitment and retention program for teachers that teach at certain qualifying rural schools or low-performing schools in high-need subject areas. Participating teachers will be allowed a $3,000 tax credit for each school year, and can be granted such credit for up to five consecutive school years. The credit is not to exceed the taxpayer’s income tax liability, and is not allowed against prior years’ tax liability. Any unused credit may be carried forward to the next succeeding three years.

March 23, 2021

GA Update on Extension of Filing Deadline

The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) announced that in conformance with the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service, the state of Georgia is automatically extending the 2020 individual income tax filing and payment deadline from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021, without penalties or interest. State estimated income tax payments due on April 15, 2021, are not included in the extension and are still due on April 15th. Additionally, no extension is provided for the filing, payment, or deposit of any other type of state tax or for the filing of any state information returns. Individual taxpayers do not need to file forms or call DOR to qualify for this automatic tax filing and payment extension. Taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns any time before the May 17 deadline. ( https://dor.georgia.gov/press-releases/2021-03-19/georgia-individual-income-tax-deadline-extended .)

March 30, 2020

GA Issues Sales Tax Guidance for Marketplace Facilitators

On March 17, 2020, the Georgia Department of Revenue has issued guidance discussing the duty of marketplace facilitators to collect, remit, and report Georgia sales tax. Effective for sales made on or after April 1, 2020, a marketplace facilitator is defined as a “dealer” when the facilitator facilitates taxable retail sales to be delivered, held for pickup, used, consumed, distributed, stored for use or consumption, or rendered as a service within Georgia, if the total value of the sales price of all such retail sales, combined across all its marketplace sellers and the marketplace facilitator itself, equals or exceeds $100,000 in aggregate in the previous or current calendar year.

March 21, 2020

No Changes to GA Tax Filing Due Date

The Georgia DOR closed their offices but has not changed any tax filing due dates. Learn more here.

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