Georgia - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 25, 2019 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Appling County

1,008

1,184

1,248

1,392

1,414

Atkinson County

998

1,172

1,235

1,377

1,399

Bacon County

979

1,150

1,212

1,351

1,373

Baker County

1,019

1,197

1,261

1,406

1,429

Baldwin County

1,258

1,478

1,557

1,736

1,764

Banks County

1,261

1,481

1,561

1,741

1,769

Barrow County

1,220

1,433

1,510

1,684

1,711

Bartow County

1,272

1,494

1,574

1,755

1,783

Ben Hill County

1,019

1,197

1,261

1,406

1,429

Berrien County

991

1,164

1,227

1,368

1,390

Bibb County

1,249

1,467

1,546

1,724

1,752

Bleckley County

1,168

1,372

1,446

1,612

1,638

Brantley County

1,067

1,253

1,320

1,472

1,496

Brooks County

1,111

1,305

1,375

1,533

1,558

Bryan County

1,552

1,823

1,921

2,142

2,176

Bulloch County

1,242

1,459

1,537

1,714

1,741

Burke County

1,187

1,394

1,469

1,638

1,664

Butts County

1,240

1,457

1,535

1,712

1,739

Calhoun County

1,048

1,231

1,297

1,446

1,470

Camden County

1,365

1,603

1,689

1,883

1,914

Candler County

1,181

1,387

1,462

1,630

1,656

Carroll County

1,187

1,394

1,469

1,638

1,664

Catoosa County

1,232

1,447

1,525

1,700

1,728

Charlton County

1,037

1,218

1,283

1,431

1,454

Chatham County

1,471

1,727

1,820

2,029

2,062

Chattahoochee County

1,100

1,292

1,361

1,518

1,542

Chattooga County

1,071

1,257

1,325

1,477

1,501

Cherokee County

1,558

1,830

1,928

2,150

2,184

Clarke County

1,308

1,536

1,619

1,805

1,834

Clay County

1,053

1,237

1,303

1,453

1,476

Clayton County

1,206

1,417

1,493

1,665

1,692

Clinch County

1,074

1,261

1,329

1,482

1,506

Cobb County

1,554

1,825

1,923

2,144

2,179

Coffee County

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Colquitt County

1,075

1,262

1,330

1,483

1,507

Columbia County

1,447

1,700

1,791

1,997

2,029

Cook County

1,148

1,349

1,421

1,584

1,610

Coweta County

1,433

1,684

1,774

1,978

2,010

Crawford County

1,149

1,349

1,422

1,586

1,611

Crisp County

1,061

1,246

1,313

1,464

1,488

Dade County

1,151

1,351

1,424

1,588

1,613

Dawson County

1,449

1,702

1,793

1,999

2,031

Decatur County

1,159

1,362

1,435

1,600

1,626

DeKalb County

1,503

1,765

1,860

2,074

2,107

Dodge County

1,067

1,254

1,321

1,473

1,497

Dooly County

1,073

1,260

1,328

1,481

1,505

Dougherty County

1,202

1,412

1,488

1,659

1,686

Douglas County

1,369

1,608

1,694

1,889

1,919

Early County

1,131

1,329

1,400

1,561

1,586

Echols County

1,027

1,206

1,271

1,417

1,440

Effingham County

1,345

1,580

1,665

1,856

1,886

Elbert County

1,094

1,285

1,354

1,510

1,534

Emanuel County

1,070

1,256

1,324

1,476

1,500

Evans County

1,159

1,362

1,435

1,600

1,626

Fannin County

1,243

1,460

1,538

1,715

1,743

Fayette County

1,732

2,034

2,143

2,389

2,428

Floyd County

1,241

1,458

1,536

1,713

1,740

Forsyth County

1,786

2,098

2,211

2,465

2,505

Franklin County

1,178

1,384

1,458

1,626

1,652

Fulton County

1,770

2,079

2,191

2,443

2,482

Gilmer County

1,225

1,439

1,516

1,690

1,718

Glascock County

1,103

1,295

1,365

1,522

1,547

Glynn County

1,364

1,602

1,688

1,882

1,913

Gordon County

1,130

1,327

1,398

1,559

1,584

Grady County

1,187

1,394

1,469

1,638

1,664

Greene County

1,430

1,680

1,770

1,974

2,005

Gwinnett County

1,522

1,788

1,884

2,101

2,135

Habersham County

1,190

1,398

1,473

1,642

1,669

Hall County

1,380

1,621

1,708

1,904

1,935

Hancock County

1,109

1,302

1,372

1,530

1,554

Haralson County

1,252

1,471

1,550

1,728

1,756

Harris County

1,548

1,818

1,916

2,136

2,171

Hart County

1,239

1,455

1,533

1,709

1,737

Heard County

1,165

1,368

1,442

1,608

1,634

Henry County

1,401

1,646

1,734

1,933

1,965

Houston County

1,281

1,504

1,585

1,767

1,796

Irwin County

1,000

1,175

1,238

1,380

1,403

Jackson County

1,379

1,620

1,707

1,903

1,934

Jasper County

1,192

1,400

1,475

1,645

1,671

Jeff Davis County

965

1,133

1,194

1,331

1,353

Jefferson County

1,077

1,265

1,333

1,486

1,510

Jenkins County

1,004

1,179

1,242

1,385

1,407

Johnson County

1,019

1,197

1,261

1,406

1,429

Jones County

1,317

1,547

1,630

1,817

1,847

Lamar County

1,260

1,479

1,559

1,738

1,766

Lanier County

1,205

1,415

1,491

1,662

1,689

Laurens County

1,167

1,370

1,444

1,610

1,636

Lee County

1,335

1,568

1,652

1,842

1,872

Liberty County

1,224

1,438

1,515

1,689

1,716

Lincoln County

1,326

1,557

1,641

1,830

1,859

Long County

1,235

1,450

1,528

1,704

1,731

Lowndes County

1,217

1,429

1,506

1,679

1,706

Lumpkin County

1,293

1,518

1,600

1,784

1,813

McDuffie County

1,179

1,385

1,459

1,627

1,653

McIntosh County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Macon County

1,035

1,216

1,281

1,428

1,451

Madison County

1,176

1,382

1,456

1,623

1,650

Marion County

1,169

1,373

1,447

1,613

1,639

Meriwether County

1,134

1,331

1,403

1,564

1,590

Miller County

1,164

1,367

1,440

1,606

1,632

Mitchell County

1,134

1,332

1,404

1,565

1,591

Monroe County

1,295

1,521

1,603

1,787

1,816

Montgomery County

1,040

1,221

1,287

1,435

1,458

Morgan County

1,384

1,626

1,713

1,910

1,941

Murray County

1,093

1,284

1,353

1,509

1,533

Muscogee County

1,318

1,548

1,631

1,819

1,848

Newton County

1,281

1,505

1,586

1,768

1,797

Oconee County

1,639

1,926

2,029

2,262

2,299

Oglethorpe County

1,210

1,422

1,498

1,670

1,697

Paulding County

1,313

1,542

1,625

1,812

1,841

Peach County

1,269

1,490

1,570

1,751

1,779

Pickens County

1,374

1,614

1,701

1,897

1,927

Pierce County

1,113

1,307

1,377

1,535

1,560

Pike County

1,418

1,665

1,755

1,957

1,988

Polk County

1,172

1,376

1,450

1,617

1,643

Pulaski County

1,172

1,377

1,451

1,618

1,644

Putnam County

1,222

1,435

1,512

1,686

1,713

Quitman County

1,006

1,182

1,245

1,388

1,411

Rabun County

1,319

1,549

1,632

1,820

1,849

Randolph County

1,008

1,183

1,247

1,390

1,413

Richmond County

1,159

1,361

1,434

1,599

1,625

Rockdale County

1,322

1,553

1,636

1,824

1,854

Schley County

1,151

1,351

1,424

1,588

1,613

Screven County

1,073

1,260

1,328

1,481

1,505

Seminole County

1,030

1,210

1,275

1,422

1,445

Spalding County

1,225

1,439

1,516

1,690

1,718

Stephens County

1,129

1,326

1,397

1,558

1,583

Stewart County

1,029

1,208

1,273

1,419

1,442

Sumter County

1,091

1,281

1,350

1,505

1,530

Talbot County

1,148

1,349

1,421

1,584

1,610

Taliaferro County

1,117

1,312

1,383

1,542

1,567

Tattnall County

1,084

1,273

1,341

1,495

1,519

Taylor County

1,015

1,192

1,256

1,400

1,423

Telfair County

925

1,087

1,145

1,277

1,297

Terrell County

1,101

1,293

1,363

1,520

1,544

Thomas County

1,221

1,434

1,511

1,685

1,712

Tift County

1,200

1,409

1,485

1,656

1,683

Toombs County

1,127

1,324

1,395

1,555

1,581

Towns County

1,252

1,471

1,550

1,728

1,756

Treutlen County

928

1,090

1,149

1,281

1,302

Troup County

1,221

1,434

1,511

1,685

1,712

Turner County

1,010

1,186

1,250

1,394

1,416

Twiggs County

1,138

1,337

1,409

1,571

1,596

Union County

1,243

1,460

1,538

1,715

1,743

Upson County

1,079

1,267

1,335

1,489

1,513

Walker County

1,108

1,301

1,371

1,529

1,553

Walton County

1,353

1,589

1,674

1,867

1,897

Ware County

1,046

1,229

1,295

1,444

1,467

Warren County

1,021

1,199

1,263

1,408

1,431

Washington County

1,175

1,380

1,454

1,621

1,647

Wayne County

1,155

1,356

1,429

1,593

1,619

Webster County

1,109

1,302

1,372

1,530

1,554

Wheeler County

995

1,169

1,232

1,374

1,396

White County

1,296

1,522

1,604

1,788

1,817

Whitfield County

1,165

1,368

1,442

1,608

1,634

Wilcox County

1,046

1,229

1,295

1,444

1,467

Wilkes County

1,169

1,373

1,447

1,613

1,639

Wilkinson County

1,064

1,250

1,317

1,468

1,492

Worth County

1,104

1,296

1,366

1,523

1,548


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