The Georgia Dept. of Revenue (DOR) has released information about the tax filing season. The deadline to submit 2018 individual income tax returns is 4/15/19. The DOR will begin processing returns on 2/1/19. It may take more than 90 days to process a return and issue a refund. First-time filers, or those who haven’t filed in GA for at least 5 years, will receive paper check refunds. Businesses must file employee W-2 information with the DOR and the IRS by 1/31/19. Employers filing late may face penalties and delays in processing of their employees’ tax returns.