House Bill 1302 to give Refund to all Eligible Georgia Taxpayers

March 23rd, 2022 – 5:00 PM

State of Georgia Press Release –

Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed House Bill 1302 that provides a tax refund to all eligible Georgia taxpayers.

“When government takes in more than it needs, I believe those dollars should be returned to the taxpayer because that is your money – not the government’s,” said Governor Kemp.

HB 1302 will provide for a one-time tax credit for taxpayers who filed income tax returns for both the 2020 and 2021 taxable years. Once a qualified taxpayer files an individual income tax return for the tax year 2021, the Georgia Department of Revenue will automatically credit the taxpayer with a one-time refund amount:

Single, Married Filing Separate – $250.00
Head of Household – $375.00
Married Filing Joint – $500.00

Taxpayers who have already filed their taxes for the tax year 2021 will not need to adjust their tax returns. Those eligible taxpayers will receive their refund in the manner they indicated on their tax return (paper check or direct deposit). The Georgia Department of Revenue has more information on its website.

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