Taxpayers may check the status of their Georgia individual income tax refund by going
Processing of paper returns can take up to 8 weeks for returns filed prior to April 1st or 12
weeks for returns filed after April 1st. Processing of electronically filed returns can take up to
three weeks. The current average processing time is 41 days for paper returns and 7 days for
electronic returns (updated April 13, 2007). If you need additional information about the status
of your refund, you may c ontact the Refund Inquiry Section via e-mail to
Generally, Form IT-550 should be used to claim a refund for estimated taxes that were not claimed
on the original corporate income tax return or if a corporation realizes it overpaid estimated tax
before the corporate income tax return is due. If an overpayment is the direct result of a change in the
tax reported on an original corporate income tax return, the corporation should request a refund by
filing an amended return. If a corporation fails to request a refund on an original corporate income
tax return, it can do so by submitting a letter on company letterhead or Form IT-550.
The form and related documentation should be mailed to Georgia Department of Revenue, Taxpayer
Services Division, 1800 Century Blvd NE, Suite 10322, Atlanta, Georgia 30345-3205. For additional
information, contact the Corporate Tax Section at 404-417-4480.
Taxpayers can check the status of their individual income taxrefund 24 hours a day, seven days a
week by calling the Automated Refund Information Line at (404) 656-6286 or 1-800-338-2389
(within Georgia but outside of the metro Atlanta calling area) or 1-877-602-8477 (outside Georgia).
When calling, you must have the social security number listed first on the individual income tax
return and the exact whole dollar amount of the refund.
Before making a refund inquiry, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for returns filed prior to April 1st or
12 weeks for returns filed after April 1st. If you filed your tax return electronically, please wait at
least 2 weeks from the date you filed before making an inquiry. Contact the Refund Inquiry Section
at email@example.com if you do not receive a response to your inquiry within three business
Deceased Taxpayers All refund checks will contain the name(s) of the taxpayer(s) listed on the
return. In the case of a refund check issued in the name of a deceased taxpayer, the surviving spouse,
administrator or executor must mail the check along with a copy of the death certificate and Georgia
Form 5347 to Georgia Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services Division, 1800 Century Blvd NE,
Suite 3211, Atlanta, GA 30345-3205.
NOTE: We will accept a copy of IRS Form 1310 in lieu of Form 5347. If you need Form 1310,
contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or visit their website at www.irs.gov.
If your refund check was lost, stolen or becomes stale-dated, contact the Taxpayer Accounting
Section at 404-417-4460 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Motor Fuel Tax
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Sales & Use Tax
A request for refund of sales and use tax should be submitted on Form ST-12 . The form should be
mailed to Georgia Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services Division, 1800 Century Blvd NE,
Suite 8214, Atlanta, GA 30345-3205. If the overpayment is the result of a change in the information
reported on an original return, an amended Form ST-3 must be completed and mailed to Georgia
Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 105296, Atlanta, GA 30348-5296.
For additional information, contact the Sales & Use Tax Section at 404-417-6642.
Employers can submit Form IT-550 to claim a refund of withholding tax. An amended return for the
period in question and applicable W-2Cs (if the year has ended) should be attached. The form and
attachments should be mailed to Withholding Refunds, P.O. Box 49432, Atlanta, GA 30359.
For additional information, contact the Withholding Refund Section at 404-417-3210.