From the Georgia Department of Revenue Website:
In our continuing effort to provide up-to-date information to our customers, we are updating refund processing schedules weekly. Due to the economic downturn beginning last October resulting in State budget cuts the department had to eliminate 280 positions. Thank you for your patience this year. Please note that if you e-file your return next year, your refund will be issued within 6 days of return receipt. For questions on interest, see the latest press release dated July 24, 2009.
Electronically-Filed Returns are Current: Refunds are being issued within 6 days of return receipt.
Paper Returns: We are currently working paper returns received between April 15th – April 17th. Refund checks for these returns will be mailed between July 28th – August 4th.
If you submitted your return prior to the dates being worked or do not receive your refund by the specified dates, there is most likely a problem with your return or bank account number. Please contact us for assistance as follows:
Direct Deposit Refunds: 404-417-4460
Refund Checks:404-417-4480e-mail: email@example.com