Georgia Extends Additional Tax Deadlines

April 16, 2020

The Georgia Department of Revenue announced today, April 16, 2020, that additional tax deadlines have been extended to align with federal deadlines put into place by the U.S. Treasury and IRS.

Here is the latest:

Estimated Payments:

Georgia state estimated income tax payments due on both April 15, 2020 and June 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020.

Additional Filers:

Any income tax returns and/or payments due after 15, 2020, and before July 15, 2020, is now due by July 15, 2020. This extension adds additional corporate filers, and other fiscal year income tax filers, to previously announced relief.

Refund Claims for Previous Tax Years:

The statute of limitations to file a refund for claims that would have expired from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020, for a previous tax year has been extended to July 15, 2020.

Taxpayers are automatically eligible for this relief and do not need to file any additional paperwork with the Georgia Department of Revenue.

What’s Next?

Aprio recommends submitting federal and state tax data as soon as possible so we can evaluate your tax position and advise on the best payment options and strategies.

Aprio will provide additional updates and details as they are made available. If you have any immediate questions, please reach out to your Aprio Relationship Partner, or contact us here.

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