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90-day Extensions for Local Governments Granted

In accordance with Executive Order 04.23.20.02, Governor Kemp has ordered that certain local governments in Georgia receive a 90-day extension to the submission deadline for annual audit reports to the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) and the Report of Local Government Finance to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

Extensions on the submission deadlines for these statutorily required reports have been applied to local governments OCGA §36-81-7(d) & OCGA §36-81-8 with submission deadlines (six months after the conclusion of the local government’s fiscal year) between March 14, 2020 and 90 days following the expiration of the Public Health Emergency Declaration.

By virtue of this Executive Order, local governments do not need to request an extension from either DOAA or DCA for these specific reporting requirements. Affected local governments will not be considered delinquent on either of these requirements until the new due date.

 

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

 

Fiscal Year FYE Date Statutory Deadline Public Health Emergency Due Date
2020 June 30 December 31, 2020 March 31, 2021
2020 July 31 January 31, 2021 April 30, 2021
2020 August 31 February 28, 2021 May 31, 2021
2020 September 30 March 31, 2021 June 30, 2021
2020 October 31 April 30, 2021 July 31, 2021
2020 November 30 May 31, 2021  August 31, 2021
2020 December 31 June 30, 2021 September 30, 2021

 

** The hardship extension does not change reporting responsibilities to other state or federal agencies.

Updated on 4/16/2021

 

The 2021 State Auditor Training Program is designed to serve members of local governments and their consultants as well as the independent audit firms that perform local government audits.

 

 

   September 21-22 OR November 4-5

 

  • Learn, Network, & Get the latest on GASB & other audit topics
  • Crawford & Associates returning this year
  • We Are VIRTUAL Using the Microsoft TEAMS platform
  • Earn up to 16 CPE Hours
  • Registration opens in June 2021

 

Each year DOAA strives to include presentations with a balance of topics to benefit participants from local governments and auditors. With that balance in mind, we welcome all suggestions for improvements especially beneficial and interesting topics. Please send your ideas and suggestions to locgov@audits.ga.gov

 

 

School District Resources

The School District resource page provides information for all Georgia Public School Districts.  Technical and reference Information can be found for those entities subject to audits.

Local Government Audit and Accounting Resource Library

The State Auditor has developed several documents to assist local government officials and certified public accountants performing audits of local governments.

RESA Resources

The RESA (Regional Education Service Agency) resource page provides links for all Georgia RESAs.