In line with the IRS’s move last week, the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) has extended the filing and payment deadline for individual 2020 tax returns from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The extension is automatic and requires no extra paperwork or filing.

The extension to May 17 applies only to individual annual 2020 returns. Individual estimated tax payments due on April 15 must still be paid on time. The extension does not apply to any other state taxes, including business returns, employee withholding, or sales tax filings.

Despite the extension, the DOR encourages taxpayers to file as soon as possible. The agency reminds those with refunds that these payments are usually issued within 21 days.

Last week, the IRS extended the deadline for 2020 individual tax returns to May 17. The federal extension only applies to individual annual returns 

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