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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 27, 2017 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

Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1

Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2

Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3

Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4

Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more

Appling County

1,004

1,180

1,243

1,386

1,408

Atkinson County

962

1,129

1,190

1,327

1,348

Bacon County

896

1,052

1,109

1,237

1,256

Baker County

1,001

1,176

1,239

1,381

1,404

Baldwin County

1,271

1,493

1,573

1,754

1,782

Banks County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Barrow County

1,222

1,435

1,512

1,686

1,713

Bartow County

1,227

1,442

1,519

1,694

1,721

Ben Hill County

927

1,089

1,147

1,279

1,300

Berrien County

1,019

1,197

1,261

1,406

1,429

Bibb County

1,233

1,448

1,526

1,701

1,729

Bleckley County

1,089

1,279

1,348

1,503

1,527

Brantley County

1,037

1,218

1,283

1,431

1,454

Brooks County

1,088

1,277

1,346

1,501

1,525

Bryan County

1,536

1,804

1,901

2,120

2,154

Bulloch County

1,210

1,422

1,498

1,670

1,697

Burke County

1,026

1,205

1,270

1,416

1,439

Butts County

1,236

1,452

1,530

1,706

1,733

Calhoun County

1,008

1,183

1,247

1,390

1,413

Camden County

1,398

1,642

1,730

1,929

1,960

Candler County

1,150

1,350

1,423

1,587

1,612

Carroll County

1,201

1,411

1,487

1,658

1,685

Catoosa County

1,193

1,402

1,477

1,647

1,673

Charlton County

1,008

1,183

1,247

1,390

1,413

Chatham County

1,433

1,684

1,774

1,978

2,010

Chattahoochee County

894

1,051

1,107

1,234

1,254

Chattooga County

1,004

1,179

1,242

1,385

1,407

Cherokee County

1,509

1,773

1,868

2,083

2,116

Clarke County

1,265

1,486

1,566

1,746

1,774

Clay County

1,147

1,347

1,419

1,582

1,608

Clayton County

1,210

1,422

1,498

1,670

1,697

Clinch County

1,148

1,349

1,421

1,584

1,610

Cobb County

1,553

1,824

1,922

2,143

2,178

Coffee County

1,074

1,261

1,329

1,482

1,506

Colquitt County

1,032

1,212

1,277

1,424

1,447

Columbia County

1,389

1,631

1,719

1,917

1,948

Cook County

1,060

1,245

1,312

1,463

1,486

Coweta County

1,394

1,637

1,725

1,923

1,954

Crawford County

1,126

1,323

1,394

1,554

1,579

Crisp County

1,033

1,214

1,279

1,426

1,449

Dade County

1,123

1,319

1,390

1,550

1,575

Dawson County

1,458

1,713

1,805

2,013

2,045

Decatur County

1,114

1,309

1,379

1,538

1,562

DeKalb County

1,484

1,743

1,837

2,048

2,081

Dodge County

1,109

1,303

1,373

1,531

1,556

Dooly County

1,041

1,222

1,288

1,436

1,459

Dougherty County

1,188

1,395

1,470

1,639

1,666

Douglas County

1,336

1,569

1,653

1,843

1,873

Early County

1,088

1,277

1,346

1,501

1,525

Echols County

1,010

1,186

1,250

1,394

1,416

Effingham County

1,343

1,577

1,662

1,853

1,883

Elbert County

1,052

1,236

1,302

1,452

1,475

Emanuel County

989

1,162

1,224

1,365

1,387

Evans County

1,120

1,315

1,386

1,545

1,570

Fannin County

1,186

1,393

1,468

1,637

1,663

Fayette County

1,705

2,002

2,110

2,353

2,391

Floyd County

1,187

1,394

1,469

1,638

1,664

Forsyth County

1,733

2,036

2,145

2,392

2,430

Franklin County

1,160

1,363

1,436

1,601

1,627

Fulton County

1,749

2,054

2,164

2,413

2,452

Gilmer County

1,201

1,410

1,486

1,657

1,684

Glascock County

993

1,166

1,229

1,370

1,392

Glynn County

1,340

1,574

1,659

1,850

1,880

Gordon County

1,100

1,293

1,362

1,519

1,543

Grady County

1,134

1,331

1,403

1,564

1,590

Greene County

1,416

1,664

1,753

1,955

1,986

Gwinnett County

1,515

1,779

1,875

2,091

2,124

Habersham County

1,166

1,369

1,443

1,609

1,635

Hall County

1,337

1,571

1,655

1,845

1,875

Hancock County

1,065

1,251

1,318

1,470

1,493

Haralson County

1,179

1,385

1,459

1,627

1,653

Harris County

1,492

1,752

1,846

2,058

2,092

Hart County

1,155

1,357

1,430

1,594

1,620

Heard County

1,084

1,273

1,341

1,495

1,519

Henry County

1,386

1,628

1,715

1,912

1,943

Houston County

1,239

1,456

1,534

1,710

1,738

Irwin County

1,054

1,237

1,304

1,454

1,477

Jackson County

1,379

1,620

1,707

1,903

1,934

Jasper County

1,186

1,393

1,468

1,637

1,663

Jeff Davis County

935

1,098

1,157

1,290

1,311

Jefferson County

1,059

1,244

1,311

1,462

1,485

Jenkins County

1,074

1,261

1,329

1,482

1,506

Johnson County

1,029

1,208

1,273

1,419

1,442

Jones County

1,285

1,509

1,590

1,773

1,801

Lamar County

1,267

1,488

1,568

1,748

1,777

Lanier County

1,119

1,314

1,385

1,544

1,569

Laurens County

1,159

1,362

1,435

1,600

1,626

Lee County

1,339

1,572

1,657

1,848

1,877

Liberty County

1,231

1,445

1,523

1,698

1,726

Lincoln County

1,227

1,441

1,518

1,693

1,720

Long County

1,163

1,366

1,439

1,604

1,630

Lowndes County

1,201

1,410

1,486

1,657

1,684

Lumpkin County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Macon County

983

1,154

1,216

1,356

1,378

Madison County

1,122

1,318

1,389

1,549

1,574

Marion County

1,089

1,279

1,348

1,503

1,527

McDuffie County

1,161

1,364

1,437

1,602

1,628

McIntosh County

1,249

1,467

1,546

1,724

1,752

Meriwether County

1,126

1,322

1,393

1,553

1,578

Miller County

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Mitchell County

1,048

1,231

1,297

1,446

1,470

Monroe County

1,294

1,519

1,601

1,785

1,814

Montgomery County

1,074

1,261

1,329

1,482

1,506

Morgan County

1,364

1,602

1,688

1,882

1,913

Murray County

1,054

1,238

1,305

1,455

1,479

Muscogee County

1,254

1,473

1,552

1,730

1,758

Newton County

1,246

1,463

1,542

1,719

1,747

Oconee County

1,605

1,886

1,987

2,216

2,251

Oglethorpe County

1,203

1,413

1,489

1,660

1,687

Paulding County

1,301

1,528

1,610

1,795

1,824

Peach County

1,219

1,432

1,509

1,683

1,710

Pickens County

1,315

1,545

1,628

1,815

1,845

Pierce County

1,117

1,312

1,383

1,542

1,567

Pike County

1,386

1,628

1,715

1,912

1,943

Polk County

1,195

1,404

1,479

1,649

1,676

Pulaski County

1,155

1,356

1,429

1,593

1,619

Putnam County

1,223

1,437

1,514

1,688

1,715

Quitman County

978

1,149

1,211

1,350

1,372

Rabun County

1,314

1,543

1,626

1,813

1,842

Randolph County

1,025

1,204

1,269

1,415

1,438

Richmond County

1,147

1,347

1,419

1,582

1,608

Rockdale County

1,300

1,527

1,609

1,794

1,823

Schley County

1,152

1,353

1,426

1,590

1,616

Screven County

1,076

1,264

1,332

1,485

1,509

Seminole County

1,050

1,233

1,299

1,448

1,472

Spalding County

1,225

1,439

1,516

1,690

1,718

Stephens County

1,147

1,348

1,420

1,583

1,609

Stewart County

859

1,009

1,063

1,185

1,204

Sumter County

1,109

1,303

1,373

1,531

1,556

Talbot County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Taliaferro County

1,048

1,231

1,297

1,446

1,470

Tattnall County

1,016

1,194

1,258

1,403

1,425

Taylor County

978

1,149

1,211

1,350

1,372

Telfair County

889

1,044

1,100

1,227

1,246

Terrell County

1,000

1,175

1,238

1,380

1,403

Thomas County

1,162

1,365

1,438

1,603

1,629

Tift County

1,133

1,330

1,402

1,563

1,588

Toombs County

1,080

1,269

1,337

1,491

1,515

Towns County

1,191

1,399

1,474

1,644

1,670

Treutlen County

896

1,052

1,109

1,237

1,256

Troup County

1,205

1,415

1,491

1,662

1,689

Turner County

1,132

1,330

1,401

1,562

1,587

Twiggs County

1,078

1,266

1,334

1,487

1,511

Union County

1,259

1,479

1,558

1,737

1,765

Upson County

1,058

1,242

1,309

1,460

1,483

Walker County

1,092

1,282

1,351

1,506

1,531

Walton County

1,352

1,588

1,673

1,865

1,896

Ware County

1,052

1,236

1,302

1,452

1,475

Warren County

1,007

1,182

1,246

1,389

1,412

Washington County

1,143

1,343

1,415

1,578

1,603

Wayne County

1,086

1,275

1,344

1,499

1,523

Webster County

1,035

1,216

1,281

1,428

1,451

Wheeler County

894

1,051

1,107

1,234

1,254

White County

1,203

1,413

1,489

1,660

1,687

Whitfield County

1,125

1,321

1,392

1,552

1,577

Wilcox County

1,017

1,195

1,259

1,404

1,426

Wilkes County

1,138

1,336

1,408

1,570

1,595

Wilkinson County

1,054

1,237

1,304

1,454

1,477

Worth County

1,059

1,244

1,311

1,462

1,485


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