Average Georgia tax refund this year: $640

Tax season isn’t over for those filing extensions, but the deadline for most people has come and gone. That makes it a good time to take a look at the state’s numbers for the 2011 tax year, as recorded by the Georgia Department of Revenue.

The average state tax refund is running at about $640, a figure that will change as more refunds are processed.

As of April 20, 2.2 million refunds totaling $1.4 billion have been paid out.

About 3.8 million returns had been received by the state through April 20, about 85 percent of the total expected  returns.

Last  year, 3.3 million refunds were issued, and the number should be about the same this year.

Once again this year, it’s taking about 7-10 days to process a refund for a return filed electronically, and about 4-6 weeks for one filed on paper.

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May 2nd, 2012
3:12 pm

I filed electronically and it was accepted on February 23, 2011 and still have not received my refund. When I called I was told that the average time was 10-12 weeks.


May 2nd, 2012
3:13 pm

Feb 23, 2012 is when I filed.