Before Mailing Your Individual Income Tax Return

Before Mailing Your Individual Income Tax Return

Helpful Filing Tips for Individual Income Tax

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Before you electronically file ( or mail ) your Georgia Individual Income Tax Return please review the take after :

Completing your Return

  • If handwritten, use black or blue ink only.
  • Do not staple or attach your check, W-2s or any other documents to your return.
  • Submit proper documentation (schedules, statements and supporting documentation, including W-2s, other states’ tax returns, or necessary federal returns and schedules).
  • Use the correct form – forms differ by tax type and tax year.  Look at the bottom of the form for the required pages to submit.
  • Double-check your return.
    • Review personal information (social security number (SSN), address, date of birth) on your return for each person listed 
    • Check your math! Review the calculations on your return 
  • Sign your return.
    • Taxpayers must sign and date their returns
    • Both spouses must sign the joint return, even if there was only one income reported
    • The return preparer should also sign the return 
  • Mail your return, payment, and all necessary documentation to the appropriate address listed on the return. (Need to look-up the mailing address?)

Payments and Vouchers

  • Make your checks or money order payable to the Georgia Department of Revenue. 
  • Fill out your check or money order correctly. Verify that the written and numerical amounts match, include taxpayer name(s), address, account #/SSN, and tax year.
  • Cut the payment voucher along the dotted lines. 
  • Please do not staple your payment to the voucher or fold your voucher and check.
  • Remove your check stub and keep it with your records. 
  • Use current year payment vouchers to file for the current tax year.

Amended Returns

  • File Form 500X to correct any incorrect information reported on Form 500.
  • Do not use Form 500 to correct a previously filed return and do not use a Form 500X as an original return.
  • When filing an amended return, you are not required to send in a copy of your original return.

Common Mistakes

  • Failing to list your spouse’s SSN when filing a separate return
  • Incorrectly or failing to list exemptions, dependents, income, and deductions
  • Failing to enter the amount owed or the refund amount. Do not enter amounts on both lines.
  • Incorrectly completing Schedule 3 or failing to include it with your return when required
  • Sending your return by certified mail.  Why you should not do this.


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