Mon., April 15, 2013 3:42am
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.
Mon., March 25, 2013 5:00am
Income tax returns are due three weeks from today. It might take a little longer to get your state tax refund as Georgia continues to crack down on tax fraud.
Mon., March 18, 2013 6:00am
A leader in the state Senate is sponsoring two amendments to the state constitution that would alter Georgia's tax policy. Duluth Senator David Shafer wants to shift Georgia from an income tax to a sales tax. John Hopkins University sociologist Katherine Newman says the regressive sales tax creates lower wage jobs and denies employers skilled labor.
Fri., February 3, 2012 7:57am
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.
Wed., June 8, 2011 6:58pm
State money managers reported Wednesday that revenues are up 8 percent for the fiscal year that ends June 30. That's above the 4 percent growth that state budget writers predicted.Sales tax collections are up 4.4 percent — or $18 million — for May while corporate income taxes are down 32.7 percent, $2 million.
Wed., January 26, 2011 3:41pm
The state is blaming a computer glitch for overpaying hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax returns.
Fri., January 21, 2011 4:53pm
Lawmakers will consider reinstating the grocery tax this session. It’s perhaps the most controversial part of a broad plan to overhaul the tax code. Two legislators discussing the plan at recent luncheon on the state budget crisis provide a glimpse of what’s to come when lawmakers take up the issue this year.
Thu., September 2, 2010 1:18pm
Overhauling Georgia’s tax code is the subject of a public hearing Thursday in Macon. The discussion is part of a statewide tour by the “Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians.” The state legislature created the group and charged its members with formulating tax reform recommendations by January 2011.
Fri., July 10, 2009 4:49pm
The state saw a nearly 16% drop in net revenue collections.