Georgia Department of Revenue to begin issuing special, one-time tax refunds

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ATLANTA – Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp and the Department of Revenue (DOR) announced today that DOR will begin issuing special, one-time tax refunds this week. This initiative is a result of House Bill 1302, which the Georgia General Assembly recently passed, and Gov. Kemp signed into law. This legislation allows for an additional refund of income taxes from 2020, due to the state experiencing a revenue surplus.

“Due to years of responsible, conservative budgeting and our measured reopening that prioritized protecting both lives and livelihoods, Georgia is in a position to issue these one-time refunds,” said Governor Kemp. “As hardworking Georgians face rising inflation caused by failed federal government policies, we are doing what we can to provide relief by returning their money back into their pockets.”

Single filers and married individuals who file separately could receive a maximum refund of $250. Head of Household filers could receive a maximum refund of $375. Married individuals who file joint returns could receive a maximum refund of $500. The refund amount will be based on an individual’s tax liability.

“I want to commend the entire team at DOR for their hard work and diligence in issuing these refunds in a timely manner to hardworking Georgians,” said State Revenue Commissioner Robyn Crittenden.

Due to the volume of refunds, it may take some time for all refunds to be processed. The Department anticipates issuing substantially all the refunds by early August for returns filed by April 18, 2022. Your H.B. 1302 refund will not be issued until your 2021 tax return has been processed. For additional information, visit this website.

The Great Art Hunt takes place in Macon on May 14

MACON, GA–Explore downtown Macon on Saturday, May 14, at the Great Art Hunt fundraiser to support The 567 Center and its mission of bringing creative life to downtown Macon.

The event kicks off at The 567 Center, 456 First Street, where participants can stop by between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to pick up their T-shirt, tote bag, map, and clues to help you find all the stops in this scavenger hunt of sculptures and murals

If you take a photo at every location, you might even win a week on St. George Island.

You will have until 7 p.m. to complete the hunt and e-mail your photos for proof, but you can probably complete it in 2-3 hours. You can travel by car, foot, or bicycle–the choice is yours.


Team of 4: $100 (Early bird $90)
Team of 3: $80 (Early bird $75)
Team of 2: $60 (Early bird $55)
Children 10 and under are free! (Child registration does not include t-shirt or tote bag).*You must be 18 or older to win a week on St. George Island. Includes a one-week stay at Shells at St. George Island. Dates are subject to availability.

Sign up for the hunt online at

or by calling 478-238-6051.







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