Georgia has announced that the tax filing deadline for individual returns is May 17th.
Georgia Filing Due Date: Individual income tax returns are due by April 15 — or by the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of the taxable year (for fiscal year filers).
Extended Deadline with Georgia Tax Extension: Georgia offers a 6-month extension, which moves the filing deadline to October 15 (for calendar year filers).
Georgia Tax Extension Form: If you obtain a valid Federal tax extension (IRS Form 4868), you will automatically receive a Georgia tax extension for the same amount of time. Just remember to attach a copy of your approved Federal extension to your Georgia tax return when you file.
To request a Georgia-only tax extension, file Form IT-303 by the original due date of your return. Note that you are required to provide a reason for requesting the extension on Form IT-303.
Georgia Extension Payment Requirement: An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay your Georgia income tax. All state tax payments are due by the original deadline of the return. Any Georgia tax that isn’t paid by the proper deadline will be subject to interest and penalties. To make a state tax payment when a Georgia extension is being requested, use Form IT-560. Georgia extension payments can also be made electronically through the Georgia Tax Center (GTC): dor.georgia.gov/georgia-tax-center