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Special 90-day Extensions for Local Governments

Upon request of the local government, the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs are granting hardship extensions for an additional 90-day period for submissions of the audit reports and reports of local government finances.  The hardship extension is in response to the declarations of public health emergencies to address COVID-19 by President Trump and Governor Brian P. Kemp on March 13, 2020 and March 14, 2020, respectively.

 

What does this mean?

  • If requested, local governments will be granted a 90-day extension for submission of the 2019 audit reports and reports of local government finances with due dates between March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020 for fiscal years ended September 30, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • This hardship extension includes reporting requirements to both the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and applies only to fiscal year 2019 reporting. Specifically, these extensions apply to reports that have not yet reached their submission deadline. Any future extension requests should be made separately to the respective department.
  • The hardship extension does not change reporting responsibilities to other state or federal agencies.

 

If you have questions or concerns send an email to locgov@audits.ga.gov.

 

Fiscal Year Original Due Date 90-day extension (if requested)
September 30, 2019 March 31, 2020 June 30, 2020
October 31, 2019 April 30, 2020 July 31, 2020
November 30, 2019 May 31, 2020 August 31, 2020
December 31, 2019 June 30, 2020 September 30, 2020

 

Updated on 3/26/2020

 

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