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Electronic Tax Filing for Corporations FAQ - State of Georgia tax

Q. How do I file my tax return electronically?

A. You can either go to a practitioner who offers electronic tax filing or you can purchase the software from one of the approved software vendors. Large corporations also have the extra option of registering themselves as the filing entity (visit www.irs.gov for more information). Visit www.etax.dor.ga.gov for a list of approved software companies that offer online tax filing.
 

Q. What are the procedures for being accepted as a participant for Georgia electronic tax filing?

A. There is no separate application or registration process for the State of Georgia. You can only participate in Georgia electronic tax filing if you are approved by the IRS. Visit www.irs.gov for more information.
 

Q. How do I file tax returns electronically for my clients?

A. You must use software that has been approved by the IRS as well as with the State of Georgia. Federal and state tax returns can be filed separately.
 

Q. Am I mandated to file my tax electronically?

A. If you required to pay electronically or are voluntarily paying electronically you are required to submit the associated tax return electronically.
 

Q. Are there any exclusions from filing tax electronically?

A. Yes, there are some exclusions from filing your corporate tax return electronically.
 

Q. Can I electronically file an amended tax return?

A. Yes, you can electronically file an amended tax return. Please check your software for restrictions.
 

Q. Can I electronically file a prior year tax return?

A. Yes you can electronically file a prior year tax return but this will be restricted by the year your tax software is approved for. Please check your software for restrictions.
 

Q. Can I electronically file consolidated tax return?

A. Yes, you can electronically file a consolidated tax return. Please check your software for restrictions.
 

Q. Can I send in attachments? How?

A. Attachments for electronic tax returns must be added as PDFs. Please check your software for restrictions. No paperwork should be mailed in when tax return is completed electronically.
 

Q. What are the reject error codes for Georgia ?

A. Click here for a list of corporate reject codes.
 

Q. Where is the signature form for Georgia corporate tax return?

A. Currently Georgia does not have a signature form for the electronic 600 or 600S return. We ask that the taxpayer print a copy of the return, sign it as normal and keep it for their records.


Q. My corporation owes money; what options do I have to make a payment?

A. The Department of Revenue now offers three options in making payment for your current year return.

1) ACH Debit
To make payment by ACH Debit please to go https://gaefile.dor.ga.gov and click on Business User. For more information on the e-File & e-Pay system click here .

2) Credit Card
To make a tax payment using a credit card please to go www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-2PAY-TAX using jurisdiction code 2006 for business taxes. A small convenience fee is charged by the processing company.

3) Mail payment
If you wish to mail your tax payment please include the PV-CORP voucher with the payment. Please do not mail cash.
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