Georgia Income Tax Rate 2017 - 2018

Georgia state income tax rate table for the 2017 - 2018 filing season has six income tax brackets with GA tax rates of 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5% and 6% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The Georgia tax rate and tax brackets are unchanged from last year. Georgia income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Outlook for the 2018 Georgia income tax rate is to remain unchanged. House Bill 329 attempted to replace Georgia tax brackets with a flat income tax rate of 5.4%. Georgia Senate offered to reduce the highest tax bracket from 6% to 5.65%. The House and Senate failed to agree.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Georgia State Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
$0to$7501%
$751to$2,2502%
$2,251to$3,7503%
$3,751to$5,2504%
$5,251to$7,0005%
$7,001to6%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Georgia State Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
$0to$1,0001%
$1,001to$3,0002%
$3,001to$5,0003%
$5,001to$7,0004%
$7,001to$10,0005%
$10,001to6%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Georgia State Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
$0to$5001%
$501to$1,5002%
$1,501to$2,5003%
$2,501to$3,5004%
$3,501to$5,0005%
$5,001to6%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2017
Source: 2017 Georgia State Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
$0to$1,0001%
$1,001to$3,0002%
$3,001to$5,0003%
$5,001to$7,0004%
$7,001to$10,0005%
$10,001to6%

Please reference the Georgia tax forms and instructions booklet published by the Georgia Department of Revenue to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. Georgia income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2017 - 2018 legislative changes to the GA tax rate or tax brackets. The Georgia income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

Georgia Tax Brackets 2017 - 2018

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for Georgia, we can see that Georgia collects individual income taxes differently for Single versus Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the progressive nature of Georgia state income tax rates from the lowest GA tax rate bracket of 1% to the highest GA tax rate bracket of 6%.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of Georgia:

  • Tax rate of 1% on the first $750 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 2% on taxable income between $751 and $2,250.
  • Tax rate of 3% on taxable income between $2,251 and $3,750.
  • Tax rate of 4% on taxable income between $3,751 and $5,250.
  • Tax rate of 5% on taxable income between $5,251 and $7,000.
  • Tax rate of 6% on taxable income over $7,000.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of Georgia:

  • Tax rate of 1% on the first $1,000 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 2% on taxable income between $1,001 and $3,000.
  • Tax rate of 3% on taxable income between $3,001 and $5,000.
  • Tax rate of 4% on taxable income between $5,001 and $7,000.
  • Tax rate of 5% on taxable income between $7,001 and $10,000.
  • Tax rate of 6% on taxable income over $10,000.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the GA tax rates and the number of tax brackets remain the same. Notice, however, the Georgia income tax brackets for Married Filing Jointly increase from $750 to $1,000 (not double) at 2%, and increase from $7,000 to $10,000 (not double) at 6% the highest tax bracket. Married Filing Separately income tax brackets are one half that of the Married Filing Jointly income tax brackets in the state of Georgia.

Last updated: October 10, 2017