What is Georgia Withholding Tax?
Withholding tax is the amount of employee’s pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of state income tax. The amount of withholding tax depends on employee’s income. The Georgia state income tax is between 1%-6%. Therefore, the withholding tax should be similar to the state income tax range.
Employees do not need to take any action. The employers/businesses will need to deduct the withholding tax from employee’s paycheck and submit and file the withholding tax to Georgia Dept of Revenue.
How much is Georgia Withholding Tax?
Since Georgia withholding tax withheld is used to pay for employee’s Georgia state income tax, the withholding tax should correlate with state income tax bracket. The Georgia state income tax rate ranges from 1% to 6%. The withholding tax should be within state income tax rate range.
|State||Year||State Income Tax Rate||Withholding Tax Rate|
|Georgia||2015||1%-6%||1% to 6%|
How to File Georgia Withholding Tax?
Employees do not need to do anything.
Employers/Businesses need to register withholding tax account with Georgia Department of Revenue. Depending the size of the company, every three months, the employers have to file a quarterly withholding reports and submit withholding tax to the Department of Revenue. Most small businesses need to file quarterly while larger businesses need to file more frequently.
Georgia Withholding Tax Forms
|Form Number||Form Description|
|Form G-4||Georgia Withholding Certificate|
|Form G-7||Quarterly Withholding Tax Return (Quarterly Filers)|
How to Register for Georgia Withholding?
Businesses with employees will need to register for Georgia Withholding account. Employers will need to fill out form DOL-1A and mail to the Georgia Department of Labor.
Georgia Department of Labor
P O Box 740234
Atlanta, GA 30374-0234
Labor Adjudication Section
When to File and Deadlines for Georgia Withholding Tax Return
Generally, Georgia Withholding Tax returns have to be filed every three months, ending on March 31 (Q1), June 30 (Q2), September 30 (Q3) and December 31 (Q4). Typically, the deadline to mail Georgia Withholding Tax return is the last day of the following month.
Quarter Months Deadline Q1 January - March April 30 Q2 April - June July 31 Q3 July - September October 31 Q4 October - December January 31
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