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Georgia Taxes 2014

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Georgia Personal Income Tax

According to the Georgia tax guide, the state has six income tax brackets.

Residents who are single or married but filing returns separately, the following rates apply:

  •  1 percent on the first $750 of taxable income 
  • 2 percent on taxable income above $750 and below $2,250 
  • 3 percent on taxable income at or above $2,250 and below $3,750 
  • 4 percent on taxable income at or above $3,750 and below $5,250 
  • 5 percent on taxable income at or above $5,250 and below $7,000 
  • 6 percent on taxable income at or above $7,000. 

Taxpayers who are married and file returns jointly have to pay tax at the same rate but the income tax brackets change.  Starting from 1 percent on $1000, the highest rate of 6 percent applies for taxable income of $10,000.

Retired taxpayers whose age is above 62 years, as well as the disabled are exempted from paying income tax on a certain portion of their income.  The maximum exemption is $35,000.

The due date to file returns is April 15.  If this date falls on a weekend or on a holiday, the next working day is considered as the due date.
If part of the income is already taxed in other states, the state of Georgia gives a tax credit.

Sales Tax

According to the Georgia tax guide, Georgia imposes a 4 percent tax on all its sales. Certain items like drugs and groceries are exempt from sales tax.  Counties and other jurisdictions can levy their own sales taxes.  Educational local option tax and homestead local option tax are a few examples.  The city of Atlanta levies 1 percent sales tax when the buyer takes delivery of a product (other than motor vehicles) or uses it within Atlanta City.

Georgia Real estate and Personal Property Tax

All property real or personal, are taxed unless there is a provision for exemption.  While real estate is taxed in the jurisdiction where the property is located, in the case of personal property, the tax has to be paid in the jurisdiction where the owner resides.  Tax is calculated on ad valorem basis that is based on the market value of the property.
For homes which serve as primary residence, there is a tax exemption up to $2000.  If the homeowners belong to a certain income bracket and are aged 65 years or above, there is a tax exemption of $4000.

Georgia Inheritance Tax and Estate Tax

According to the Georgia tax guide, there is no inheritance tax.  Currently, there is no estate tax either.

The revenue department allows taxpayers to file their returns as well as check refund status electronically.

Prior Year Georgia Individual Income "500" Tax Forms

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Where to Mail FEDERAL IRS Tax Forms within Georgia:

IRS Form If you ARE NOT enclosing a payment, use this address: If you ARE enclosing payment, use this address:
1040: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0002
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box  105017
Atlanta, GA  30348-5017
1040A: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0015
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box  105017
Atlanta, GA  30348-5017
1040EZ: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0014
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box  105017
Atlanta, GA  30348-5017

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