Georgia will Follow Federal Storm Relief Rules

The Georgia Department of Revenue ( has announced that they will follow the Federal tax relief guidelines for the recently declared disaster areas. Following is the announcement:

March 28, 2008
DOR Offers Relief to Severe Storm and Tornado Victims

ATLANTA Businesses or individuals in seven Georgia counties struck by the recent severe storms and tornadoes that began on March 14 and have been declared a presidential disaster area are eligible for tax extensions and assistance from the Georgia Department of Revenue, Commissioner Bart L. Graham announced today. Counties in the disaster area are Bartow, Burke, DeKalb, Floyd, Fulton, Jefferson and Polk.

“We will do all we can to assist the affected businesses and individuals as they work their way through this situation,” said Commissioner Graham.

Affected businesses or individuals in the presidential disaster area will be given until May 19 to submit their returns or make tax payments, including estimated tax payments that have a due date falling on or after March 14, 2008, or on or before May 19, 2008. These dates correspond with the dates set by the Internal Revenue Service. Affected taxpayers should write ‘March 2008 Tornado’ across the top of any forms submitted to the Department.

Taxpayers who are assessed a penalty and believe they did not receive due consideration regarding the storms’ impact, need assistance, or have questions should contact DOR’s main office in Atlanta at (404) 417-2400.

April 6, 2008