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December 26, 2018 | 9-1-1 Charges and Innocent Spouse Relief

  • The Georgia Dept. of Revenue issued updated guidance on the state non-prepaid 911 charge and the prepaid wireless 911 charge. Beginning with charges that are collected on or after 1/1/19, telephone service suppliers will no longer report and remit the charges to public safety answering points. Rather, service suppliers will report and remit non-prepaid 911 charges electronically to the department. Effective 1/1/19, the prepaid wireless 911 charge is increasing from $0.75 to $1.50 per wireless telephone service. To learn more:
  • By requesting “innocent spouse relief,” you can be relieved of responsibility for paying tax, interest, and penalties if your spouse (or former spouse) improperly reported items or omitted items on your tax return. Georgia taxpayers may qualify for both federal and state tax relief. The GA legislature passed innocent spouse legislation in 1999. Generally, a person must have been treated as an innocent spouse under IRS guidelines before relief can be considered for GA purposes. For more details: 

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