Georgia Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Employers in the Peach State: learn about Georgia payroll tax and registration here.

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Are you an employer with employees in Georgia? Keep reading for details around registering your business.

Account number(s) needed

Companies who pay employees in Georgia must register with the GA Department of Revenue (DOR) for a Withholding Account Number and the GA Department of Labor (DOL) for a DOL Account Number.

GA Department of Revenue Withholding Account Number: 9999999AA (7 digits and two capital letters)

  • Apply online at the GA DOR using an EIN to receive the number within 15 minutes by email. Further instructions here.
  • Find an existing DOR Withholding Account Number:
    • On Form G7Q Employers Quarterly Return for Quarterly Payer or Form G7M Employer’s Quarterly Return for Monthly Payer
    • By contacting the GA DOR.

GA Department of Labor Account Number: 999999-99 (8 digits)

  • Apply online to receive the number after completing registration, or by faxing Form DOL-1A to 404-232-3285 to receive the number in 3-6 weeks.
  • Find an Existing DOL account number:

Required payroll documentation

Withholding

  • G7 (Employer’s Quarterly Tax Return): The Georgia G7 returns are often filed electronically. This return can be used to reconcile the Georgia withholding amounts from prior quarters.

Unemployment

  • DOL-4N (Employer’s Quarterly Tax and Wage Report): This return is a good source of information to use to balance employee gross wages paid and employer contributions made in prior quarters.

Third Party Access /POA Needed:

No

Local Income Taxes Imposed:  

No

State resources

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details:
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