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Old Yesterday, 03:58 PM
 
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I lived in GA for 15 years, moving to TX in 2014.


My old GA employer sends me a W2 every year for under $400 for a life insurance policy's imputed value.
I'm not performing services for any employer in any state and am retired from that GA employer.


Every year I read this (hoping I can figure it out and maybe avoid filing a GA form):


2. Legal residents of other states are not required to
file a Georgia tax return if their only activity for financial
gain or profit in Georgia consists of performing services
for an employer as an employee where the wages for
such services does not exceed the lesser of five percent
of the income received from performing services in all
places during the taxable year or $5,000.


My only other income is social security and an IRA's minimum required distribution.


TurboTax is kind enough to print out the stack of GA forms for me but I'm pretty sure I'm not required to file.



Couple of questions:
1 do I need to file ?
2 what if I don't file? , since I'll never owe GA any taxes.

3 how much jail time will I get if I don't file ?




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Old Today, 01:24 AM
 
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Couple of questions:
1 do I need to file ?
2 what if I don't file? , since I'll never owe GA any taxes.

3 how much jail time will I get if I don't file ?




I can't answer most of your questions, but I can say with pretty good certainty that you would not go to jail for not filing. You'd get a letter with what you owe based on their audits, and you could either pay it or challenge it. But I'm pretty sure almost no one goes to jail for simply not paying taxes unless it's determined to be fraud or evasion. Not filing could be determined to be that, but you'd most likely have the chance to make things right.
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Old Today, 08:23 AM
 
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Well, I always owe $0 but have been sending in the 14 pages of forms every year...


that phrase " Georgia tax return if their only activity for financial
gain or profit in Georgia consists of performing services
for an employer as an employee where the wages for
such services does not exceed the lesser of five percent
of the income received from performing services in all
places during the taxable year or $5,000 "


will not decode in my brain
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