Federal and state income tax returns are due today. Georgia offers free electronic options for some last-minute filers. It’s similar to the federal program where you can use online software to prepare and file returns for free. There are typically income limitations and some programs require that you pay to file your federal return first.
Accounting students from Clayton State University are offering free income tax assistance for certain eligible taxpayers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helps taxpayers who make less than $49,000 a year with their personal income taxes.
It could be one of the most important recommendations the General Assembly gets next year -- how to re-write Georgia's tax code. As the state faces a growing budget crisis, state lawmakers are traveling the state to hear from Georgians how the tax code should be revised to keep the state business-friendly while also possibly ending tax breaks in a bid to prop up the budget.
Gubernatorial Candidate Roy Barnes is using ads to push his opponent Nathan Deal to release income tax returns. The Ad by the Barnes campaign released last week shows a picture of Nathan Deal is a dark room with filing cabinets.