State of Georgia Personal Income Tax Extensions – Tax Year 2013

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General Instructions

Georgia personal income tax returns are due by the 15th day of the 4th month following the end of the tax year. For calendar year taxpayers, this deadline is April 15. If you cannot file by that date, you can request a 6-month state tax extension. A Georgia extension will move your filing deadline to October 15 (for calendar year filers).

There are 2 ways you can get a Georgia personal tax extension. The first option is to obtain a Federal personal tax extension using IRS Form 4868. The State of Georgia will recognize your valid Federal extension and grant you a corresponding state extension. Make sure to attach a copy of Form 4868 (or the IRS confirmation letter if you e-filed your Federal extension) to your Georgia tax return when it’s filed.

The second option is to submit Georgia Form IT-303 (Application for Extension of Time for Filing State Income Tax Returns). You can use this form if you don’t need a Federal tax extension or if your Federal extension was denied. Individuals who are requesting a Georgia extension using Form IT-303 are required to provide a reason for the extension.

Your Georgia extension request needs to be filed by the original due date of your return (April 15 for most individuals).

Remember that this is only an extension of time to file, and any state income tax you owe must still be paid by the original deadline. Failing to file or pay your Georgia taxes on time will result in penalties and interest charges. You can use Georgia Form IT-560 (Individual and Fiduciary Payment Voucher) to remit a state tax payment when an extension is being requested. Or you can make your extension payment online at the Georgia Tax Center (GTC):

For more information, please visit the Georgia Department of Revenue website:

Georgia State Income Tax Payment Forms


Form IT-303 (Application for Extension of Time for Filing State Income Tax Returns):


Mail Form IT-303 (without payment) to the following address:

Georgia Department of Revenue

Processing Center

PO Box 740320

Atlanta, GA  30374-0320


Form IT-560 (Individual and Fiduciary Payment Voucher):


Mail Form IT-560 with payment to the following address:

Processing Center

Georgia Department of Revenue

P.O. Box 105198

Atlanta, Georgia  30348-5198