February 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm #4115434AdminIGMR Admin@igmr-admin
Wheres My Refund Georgia – Share your experience with filing your Georgia Tax Return and tax refund progress with others. If you have state information this is a great place to post. To check Georgia Wheres My Refund? go to Georgia Department Of Revenue
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February 13, 2016 at 8:28 am #4139254MsJ
We are all in the same boat! No movement over night or throughout the day. Showing they owe us but it seems to be never coming. I was accepted 1/20 been sitting at 6-8 week message for 3 weeks???? This is out of control now. It’s my last year! I can’t mess with GA – it’s like they are trying to collect interest on us.February 13, 2016 at 8:18 am #4139243
Jturne87 I would like to know where you found that information. I do not see anything on the DOR referencing anything in regards to the number of refunds issued…enlighten me, please?February 13, 2016 at 7:39 am #4139222Dennis@rebelrider
They update once a day, overnight. I think yes, it’s business days, so with the holiday coming Monday all of us that were accepted on 2/20 will be looking at the first week in March before getting refunds. This will be the last year they use my money. I’m retired and do not owe State income tax, I’ll be changing my G-4 to have 0 taken out.February 13, 2016 at 7:18 am #4139206Kimberly
Does anyone know what time of day ga updates sytems…once a day…all day…never???? Filed and accepted 1/20 and still have 6-8 wk message. Im sure it will be after 30 days but is that business days?February 12, 2016 at 1:00 am #4138247Anonymous
Hopefully, we are starting to see some movement on refunds. As of yesterday, the DOR site showed that they had issued 1,056 refunds this year. That number jumped to nearly 50,000 overnight. I don’t know if there was some issue that has been resolved or what, but fingers crossed that they start issuing refunds quickly from here on out. Just for reference, the site said that at this point last year, they had issued over 700,000 refunds.
I am stuck on the 6 to 8 week message. My account shows a neg balance in the amount of my expected refund. I’m hoping to see that go to $0 and then see a DD shortly after!February 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm #4138024shondell123@shondell123
February 11, 2016
ATLANTA, GA- In accordance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the Georgia Department of Revenue began accepting individual tax returns on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 and will extend the deadline to Monday, April 18, 2016. The Department of Revenue takes every measure to process tax returns in a timely manner. Due to issues during 2015 regarding security breaches of third party preparers and the constant threat of tax fraud and refund theft, the Department of Revenue is taking additional fraud prevention measures this filing season to ensure tax refunds are issued to the correct individuals. These additional measures may create the need to further review a tax return, and ultimately extend the time between when an individual files their tax return and when they receive their tax refund. Individuals who file error-free, electronic returns may receive their refund within 30 – 45 days from their file date. Individuals who do not file electronically, or error free, may take six to eight weeks from their file date to receive their refund.
“Our primary goal is to protect the taxpayers of the State of Georgia,” said Josh Waites, Director of the Department of Revenue’s Office of Special Investigations. “We determined from the 2015 filing season that the additional time between the taxpayer filing their tax return and receiving their refund allows us to better detect fraudulent returns, and ultimately get the refund to the individual it belongs to.”
The Georgia Department of Revenue also offers taxpayers the ability to track their refund through the “Where’s my refund?” feature on the Georgia Tax Center.February 11, 2016 at 12:35 pm #4137897
Last year my balance zero’d out before I got my refund. But it was 2-3 more days before I received itFebruary 11, 2016 at 9:24 am #4137724Mary
Those that received your refund….did the tax center balance zero out before or after? If before, how soon before you received you deposit?February 11, 2016 at 8:23 am #4137670Mary
No change here
Called last week and status changed to 6-8 week messageFebruary 11, 2016 at 6:24 am #4137609MsJ
Still getting 6-8 week message
Pretty much over it nowFebruary 11, 2016 at 3:15 am #4137580FinallyFree
My state taxes got accepted 1/20. Here I am still waiting with a generic “Your return has been received. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing” message. Any ideas on when Georgia is finally going to release funds. I just got my federal on 2/10.
8February 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm #4137352Yone
never mind. I thought he was going to explain what is going on.February 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm #4137350February 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm #4137241
New Fraud Prevention Measures
January 11, 2016
ATLANTA, GA – In accordance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the Georgia Department of Revenue will begin accepting individual tax returns on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 and will extend the deadline to Monday, April 18, 2016. The Department of Revenue takes every measure to process tax returns in a timely manner. Due to issues during 2015 regarding security breaches of third party preparers and the constant threat of tax fraud and refund theft, the Department of Revenue is taking additional fraud prevention measures this filing season to ensure tax refunds are issued to the correct individuals. These additional measures may create the need to further review a tax return, and ultimately extend the time between when an individual files their tax return and when they receive their tax refund. Individuals who file error-free, electronic returns may receive their refund within 30 – 45 days from their file date. Individuals who do not file electronically, or error free, may take six to eight weeks from their file date to receive their refund.February 10, 2016 at 3:36 pm #4137226yone
It seems like if that is what they are waiting on they would say that when we call instead of just saying “it is processing”. This processing time is the worst ive experienced since i started filing my taxes.February 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm #4137122
So far everyone that I saw that got their refund from GA, faxed their w2. Maybe they are waiting on employers to submit w2s…. Just a guessFebruary 10, 2016 at 8:25 am #4136704Mary
No change here either.February 10, 2016 at 6:25 am #4136553MsJ
No change – no DDD, still saying 6-8 weeks processing. This is the longest it’s ever taken. I don’t know what’s going on. Maybe you guys will have better luck than I.
Already received Federal
No state refund as of todayFebruary 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm #4135811Mary
No, and I asked! I usually get my state first too. Last year, it was 10 days. She had no explanation for any delays or the screwy system glitches. Tomorrow is 21 days and the estimated day h&r block said, so fingers crossed!February 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm #4135766Yone
@Mary did they say what is taking so long this year? I usually get my state first.February 9, 2016 at 11:01 am #4135035Mary
I just called and spoke with someone and was told that a credit showing means nothing except they have received my return. She said that it does not indicate that they have processed it.February 9, 2016 at 10:51 am #4135006Ashley
Also the where’s my refund is still showing “Your return has been received. Please contact the Taxpayer Services Division Individual Section at 1-877-GADOR11 (1-877-423-6711) to speak to a Taxpayer Services Representative during our normal business hours M-F 8am -5pm” So don’t rely on that to update for information regarding your deposit. My tax center account balance did go to $0.00 though.February 9, 2016 at 10:40 am #4134979Ashley
Up until last Thursday I could see my credit listed on my account, then I was asked to send my W2 which I promptly faxed, I was told it would take about 12 weeks to process. Friday I called to verify they received the W2 and I noticed that my account showed a balance. I spoke to a rep and she told me they received the W2 and that it would take them at least 3-4 weeks to process, once I asked her about the balance showing on my account she told me to hold on and came back and told me she was going to go ahead and push my refund through because everything on my W2 matched. She told me that I should receive my funds in 30-45 days but I received them this morning.February 9, 2016 at 10:14 am #4134921
no update for meFebruary 9, 2016 at 9:39 am #4134853Mary
Anyone have any change to their status this am?February 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm #4134247Anonymous
So – following the posts I didn’t understand seeing the credit either, so I created a login :). However, I have a NEGATIVE $5.00 credit. I owed back taxes, so it appears they credited my refund this year to the debt as the numbers make sense for this…However, I thought they were going to offset my federal refund for the full amount. Before I even filed w/ state or federal, the IRS offset line listed the debt w/ the state, so I’m sure they submitted the full amount to IRS. Is it typical for them to take from state refund, then let IRS know the difference owed??February 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm #4134219Anonymous
@Cathy Thank you. Some of those links were not showing up on the mobile site. I was able to register from my desktop.February 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm #4134133
Go here https://gtc.dor.ga.gov/_/ and click on “create my username” under “sign up” in lower right side of pageFebruary 8, 2016 at 6:34 pm #4134114Jturne87
I have seen several posters mention being able to see a credit when they log into their GA Tax Center account. How do you create an account?
Also, early last week I had the “your return has been recieved, please call and speak with a rep” message. I spoke with someone who said that my return had been processed, the refund had been approved, and that they were in the process of generating the tefund. A couple of days later I started getting the “6 to 8 weeks” message. Any ideas when I may see a refund?February 8, 2016 at 5:41 pm #4134062MSJ
Another poster posted it in this same forum.February 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm #4133977
mSJ where did you get that info? My credit has been showing since last week & I still have not receivedFebruary 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm #4133959mSJ
From what I was told, once the credit appears you should get it within 2 to 3 business days. my credit appeared Wednesday, so I am hoping it is shows up in my account by morning. If it does I will let you all know.February 8, 2016 at 11:59 am #4133596Mary
I too see a credit on my acct. Any idea what that means in terms of actual processing and receipt of refund?February 8, 2016 at 8:20 am #4133237Amrt
When I log in to my GA Tax Center account I can see my credit. I have the 6-8 week msg when I check my refund status. I filed early & my return was accepted on 1/14.February 8, 2016 at 7:48 am #4133209Mary
Where do you see a credit? And those who had a deposit, did your 6-8 week message change first?February 6, 2016 at 11:55 am #4131756Becky
Has anyone received their Ga refund? I’ve got the 6-8 week message. Anyone heard anything?February 5, 2016 at 6:52 pm #4130365msJj
i can see the refund but when is the release date?February 4, 2016 at 8:22 pm #4129294antionetta
So this was my first time using Georgia’s WMR site. I filed on 1/23/16 both federal and state and they were both accepted on 1/23/16. I got the message everyone else got about calling the 800 number so I called and the rep told me it was just a generic message and didn’t ask me any questions. Now when I check it says allow 6-8 weeks for processing. My refund is under 1K.
I haven’t moved past 1 bar on federal WMR either…sucks!February 4, 2016 at 6:53 pm #4129198
I can see my credit when I log in to my account, but when are they refunding that credit is the million dollar question…February 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm #4129169Anonymous
@Cathy Boyett – I’m expecting a small refund (under 1K), but still haven’t received since accepted on 1/20.February 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm #4129117
Nicole, was it a large refund? I’ve read where some have received GA refunds but they were small refunds.February 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm #4129026Anonymous
@Nicole – dang I was also accepted on 1/20, but no deposit yet :(. Did the GA WMR status update to showing DDD for you? This is the first time I’ve used their WMR, so I don’t know what the norm is.February 4, 2016 at 10:31 am #4128436Nkshafal
Has anyone spoke to a rep and found out why such a delay this year. Nicole is the only person that I have seen with a Georgia refund.February 4, 2016 at 9:35 am #4128356Nicole
@bltyler1 sorry for the late response, yes my refund was received 02/03/2016 in my account. It was accepted on 01/20/2016February 3, 2016 at 9:53 pm #4127866Anonymous
Nicole – so you received your actual deposit today? When was your return accepted?February 3, 2016 at 6:52 pm #4127633Jennifer
It seems maybe everyone is getting this 6-8 week message! And I don’t know anyone who has actually received a Georgia state refund yet! Very frustrating!February 3, 2016 at 5:31 pm #4127566
Has anyone actually received a refund from GA yet? If so, when was your return accepted? I filed mine on 1/19 & it was accepted 1/20, today the status is :
Your tax return has been received. Please allow 6-8 weeks from the date filed for your tax return to complete processing.Georgia Department of Revenue issues most refunds within 30 business days. Our phone and walk-in representatives can research the status of your refund only if it has been 30 days or more since you filed electronically, more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return, or if “Where’s My Refund?” directs you to contact us.
Before making an inquiry, please allow thirty business days.February 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm #4127229Anonymous
Ok I see I’m not the only one who status changed from Please contact the Georgia Department of Revenue at 1- 877-GADOR11 (1-877-423-6711 to speak to a Rep. Now it saying please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.February 3, 2016 at 11:49 am #4127060Marlene
Rob did you have a state off set ?February 3, 2016 at 11:00 am #4126983Footballfam123@footballfam123
Same with me. Now says give 6-8 weeks. I haven’t gotten state or federal refund. Dying a slow death over here! UUGGGHHHHHHFebruary 3, 2016 at 10:45 am #4126957Nicole
The message will change, give it a few days. Status for me changed yesterday, this morning it was in my account.February 3, 2016 at 9:00 am #4126722Rachelrs87@rachelrs87
@christina1178: Mine did the same thing this morning. Before, it told me to call a number. I called the number a few days ago, and they told me that the message to call that number was a glitch, and that my refund was pending release. This morning, that message has gone away, and it simply says to wait 6 weeks to it to be processed. I did get my federal in my bank account this morning though, and that’s better than a state refund any day!February 3, 2016 at 8:46 am #4126684christina1178
When I checked the Ga State refund status it states a different message than it did before. Any idea what this means? They’re saying my return has been recieved and to please allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing?
“February 3, 2016 at 7:18 am #4126533rob
I got what appears to be my state refund this morning….but it was only $59 and it should have been $853. anyone else have this issue? im calling them this morning to find out.February 2, 2016 at 11:22 pm #4126104Anonymous
Is it mandatory to call because I’m confused. Normally they just release themFebruary 1, 2016 at 10:13 am #4123959
I called this morning. The lady said it was a glitch about calling the 800 number and everyone’s says that BUT she did say it can take 30-45 days to get refund. So I’m not thinking I’m seeing state refund anytime soon.February 1, 2016 at 9:00 am #4123899Becky
So I got the message to call in to a service rep for GA. I called them last Monday and verified my name and address. Still have the same message on GA WMR and no money. I was accepted on the 20th. Should they really be taking this long?February 14, 2013 at 2:25 am #8251Karma2678@karma2678
Thanks! GA just accepted our return Tuesday. I just checked on the GA WMR site and it says ‘we’ve received your return and please allow us 6-8 weeks to process’ WTF??? I’m not sure if that’s a generic message they give everyone or if we will get reviewed as well. I wouldn’t be surprised since we did owe them and they put a lien against us in years past.
I KNOW they owe us money from last year. I’ve done the figuring and we owed them $368 out of the $1068 we put in. Well, they kept the difference AND they took the money from our federal return. I plan on having them show US how the kept this money AFTER we get our $819 they owe us this year. I don’t want to cause them any reason to hold the funds this year. We need every little penny we can get our family needs to get into a new place ASAP. We did not get as much federal back as we were thinking we’d get. We had a new baby in 2012 giving us 3 children. Family members who have 3 kids get back 9K and more each year, so I thought we would. NOPE… 5485.00. Our income did increase this year from last year, so it reduced our EIC a good bit. I know its better to make more income we were just kind of depending on that 9k…lolFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:44 am #8039Anonymous
Thanks Karma! I hope my excel spreadsheet mileage log is good enough for them. I would honestly think they’d have bigger fish to fry. Guess that’s what happens when you file early and they’ve got time on their hands. Good luck with yours this year! I’ll send good thoughts your way!February 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm #7879Anonymous
I just received notice from GA that they want documentation regarding my schedule C deductions. They literally want me to copy all my receipts and milage logs and mail it all to them before they will pay my $2,000 refund. crazy. I hate GA….
anyone else in GA having the same issue?January 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm #4119215Rachelrs87@rachelrs87
Just to calm anyone’s nerves who may have seen this error message… “Your return has been received, and it is currently being processed. Please contact the Taxpayer Services Division Refund Inquiry Section at 1-877-GADOR11 (1-877-423-6711) to speak to a Taxpayer Services Representative.”
I had this message showing on my GA state refund status when I checked the status. I thought something was wrong, and everyone else was advising to call the number because something was being reviewed. I called and spoke with a lady just a minute ago. She told me that this was a system glitch and that my refund was pending release. She said not to worry, that nothing was wrong and there was no need to call this number. :) Hopefully I’ll have my $ soon!January 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm #4118345Nicole
Hi all just wanted to share some info for the longest since my acceptance the status of my Georgia refund has stated:
“Your return has been received, and it is currently being processed. Please contact the Georgia Department of Revenue at 1- 877-GADOR11 (1-877-423-6711) option 3 to speak with a Representative.”
I wasn’t gonna call because I was hoping it would just update on its own but it didn’t Anyway I called the number and hit the option provided, I was asked a few questions name address ssn and where i was employed for the year 2015 and just like that my refund was released. Don’t wait guys go ahead and call so you can get the same results. I checked the status again and it shows processing and the message to call the number is gone.
Hope this helps :-)January 26, 2016 at 9:47 pm #4117335sadie
Mine is still processing. Accepted Jan 20January 26, 2016 at 11:24 am #4117054Becky
Did you have to call in and verify info for GA. Do you mind me asking what day was you accepted?
ThanksJanuary 26, 2016 at 11:10 am #4117047amchelem
When I go to check the status it says my deposit date is tomorrow.January 26, 2016 at 2:30 am #4116923Becky
Anyone got any money from GA yet? I’m still getting processing message.January 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm #4116179Bugsy1971
Those posts about Option 3 are from last year. The dates are all from 2015.
It seems like everyone is getting the same message. For a few hours on Wednesday, mine said under review then went back to this processing message that everyone has.
I’m hoping to see something positive from them Monday. Georgia has been really fast the last few years, although it seems they keep finding issues with me. Four years ago, I worked for a company that was an ESOP. The company was sold and us longtime employees received a good chunk of change. I opted for them to go ahead and pay my taxes out of it, and they did.
The state of Georgia however, claimed they had no record of receiving the money, federal did though, and it’s been a fight with them ever since. Last year they kept my entire refund and once again, I sent in all of my paperwork and proof that they were paid. They decided I owed a few penalties and interest, because of their screw up and eventually gave me part of my refund. We should be even now as I haven’t heard anything from them since them.
My state isn’t a huge amount, but I still want it….and soon.January 23, 2016 at 12:46 pm #4116176MsNickie@msnickie
I got the same thing this morning, but I went through it last year. All I had to do is call and verify some info and received my refund in 2-3 days. They told me 21 days, though. The best way to get through is to press option 1 to check the status and after you go through the process it will automatically transfer you.January 23, 2016 at 3:48 am #4116139
Your return has been received, and it is currently being processed. Please contact the Taxpayer Services Division Refund Inquiry Section at 1-877-GADOR11 (1-877-423-6711) to speak to a Taxpayer Services Representative.Georgia Department of Revenue issues most refunds within 30 business days. Our phone and walk-in representatives can research the status of your refund only if it has been 30 days or more since you filed electronically, more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return, or if “Where’s My Refund?” directs you to contact us.
Before making an inquiry, please allow thirty business daysJanuary 23, 2016 at 2:42 am #4116134
i got the same message. i think the one’s without option 3 are generic. but we’ll know on mondayJanuary 22, 2016 at 5:51 am #4115932Marlene
Mine states the same but without the option 3 ….