The Georgia (GA) state sales tax rate is currently 4.0%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 8%.

Any entity that conducts business within Georgia may be required to register for one or more tax specific identification numbers, permits, and/or licenses.

How to Register

Any business entity that sells, offers for sale or regularly solicits sales of tangible personal property, certain taxable services, or contracts to provide services in the State of Georgia is required to register for a Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Registration

How to register a new business in Georgia.

How to File and Pay

The Georgia Tax Center allows companies to file and pay taxes online.

For more information on how to file a return go here.

For information about state sales tax rates, go here

Deadlines

Unless otherwise indicated, tax returns must be filed by the 20th of the month following completed transaction month.

Avalara Sales and Use Tax Products for Georgia

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Georgia Department of Revenue