GA Sales Tax 101

How to File a Sales Tax Return in Georgia

by Mark Faggiano

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Filing your sales tax return in a destination-based sales tax state like Georgia can be annoying. When you go to file, you’ll immediately notice that the state doesn’t just want to know how much you owe in sales tax. Nope. They also want info like:

  • How much sales tax you collected in each of Georgia’s counties over the taxable time period
  • How much sales tax you collected in the city of Atlanta, which actually falls into two counties, over the taxable time period

If you sell a lot of goods in Georgia, or sell on multiple online channels, figuring this out can be a nightmare. Calculating the amount of tax you collected from Atlanta can be especially trying, since Atlanta falls into Fulton and DeKalb counties, both of which have different local sales tax rates.

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“How much sales tax did you collect in the city of Atlanta?” is just one of many tough questions you’ll face when filing a Georgia sales tax return on your own.

That’s where TaxJar’s new Georgia Local Report comes in.

TaxJar integrates with the selling platforms you use – Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce and many more. Then our report breaks down just how much you collected in each of Georgia’s counties. We also tell you exactly how much you collected in Atlanta – both Fulton and DeKalb counties – so you don’t have to try and figure out which county each of your customers lives in. This is a substantial savings in time and in headaches!

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Filing sales tax reports in Georgia used to be painful. But TaxJar does the work for you so you don’t have to bother with complicated spreadsheets, tax lookup tables and even street maps!

Do you have questions about filing a sales tax return in Georgia? Start the conversation in the comments.

  • Barbara Ivon Badillo

    Do you report expenses on the sales tax return? What if you spent more than u sold?

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