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.
It’s getting harder for identity thieves to steal money from the state Department of Revenue. A new computer program targeting tax fraud has flagged over 40-thousand returns since January. Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie says the LexisNexis Tax Refund Investigative Solution could save the state from incorrectly distributing $20 million dollars.