How do you download GA Form 500 for individual state income tax returns?


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To download the Georgia Form 500 for individual income tax returns, visit the Department of Revenue page at Georgia.gov. The file is in the Adobe portable document format, referred to as PDF, and you must have compatible software to view it, such as Adobe Reader. The site links to a free download of the software, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue.

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Type directly into the fields in the PDF file to fill out the form. If you are viewing the file in Chrome with an Adobe Reader plug-in, you must first unlock the document by clicking the PDF icon in the upper right corner of the window, explains the Department of Revenue.

The Department of Revenue also offers links to companies that provide free income-tax filing services for Georgia residents. To qualify for these free paperless services, you must click the link on the Department of Revenue page, rather than navigating directly to the sites. These services can file both federal and state returns on a qualifying taxpayer’s behalf, but may offer one return for free and charge for the other, states the Department of Revenue. For example, E-File offers free federal returns, but charges for state returns, as of 2015. Other services, such as H&R Block and TaxNOW, file both returns for free if the filer meets the adjusted gross income eligibility requirements.

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