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 30, 2020 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 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Appling County 1,021 1,199 1,263 1,408 1,431
Atkinson County 1,029 1,208 1,273 1,419 1,442
Bacon County 1,023 1,201 1,266 1,412 1,434
Baker County 1,030 1,210 1,275 1,422 1,445
Baldwin County 1,286 1,510 1,591 1,774 1,803
Banks County 1,246 1,463 1,542 1,719 1,747
Barrow County 1,266 1,487 1,567 1,747 1,775
Bartow County 1,323 1,554 1,637 1,825 1,855
Ben Hill County 1,054 1,237 1,304 1,454 1,477
Berrien County 1,046 1,228 1,294 1,443 1,466
Bibb County 1,263 1,483 1,563 1,743 1,771
Bleckley County 1,181 1,387 1,462 1,630 1,656
Brantley County 1,156 1,358 1,431 1,596 1,621
Brooks County 1,177 1,383 1,457 1,625 1,651
Bryan County 1,601 1,880 1,981 2,209 2,244
Bulloch County 1,265 1,486 1,566 1,746 1,774
Burke County 1,222 1,435 1,512 1,686 1,713
Butts County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Calhoun County 1,060 1,245 1,312 1,463 1,486
Camden County 1,370 1,609 1,695 1,890 1,920
Candler County 1,165 1,368 1,442 1,608 1,634
Carroll County 1,234 1,449 1,527 1,703 1,730
Catoosa County 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Charlton County 1,159 1,361 1,434 1,599 1,625
Chatham County 1,498 1,759 1,854 2,067 2,101
Chattahoochee County 1,116 1,311 1,381 1,540 1,565
Chattooga County 1,096 1,287 1,356 1,512 1,536
Cherokee County 1,609 1,889 1,991 2,220 2,256
Clarke County 1,324 1,555 1,639 1,827 1,857
Clay County 1,160 1,363 1,436 1,601 1,627
Clayton County 1,231 1,446 1,524 1,699 1,727
Clinch County 1,077 1,265 1,333 1,486 1,510
Cobb County 1,614 1,895 1,997 2,227 2,263
Coffee County 1,158 1,360 1,433 1,598 1,624
Colquitt County 1,088 1,278 1,347 1,502 1,526
Columbia County 1,483 1,742 1,836 2,047 2,080
Cook County 1,164 1,368 1,441 1,607 1,633
Coweta County 1,481 1,740 1,833 2,044 2,077
Crawford County 1,171 1,375 1,449 1,616 1,642
Crisp County 1,109 1,302 1,372 1,530 1,554
Dade County 1,210 1,421 1,497 1,669 1,696
Dawson County 1,474 1,731 1,824 2,034 2,067
Decatur County 1,185 1,392 1,467 1,636 1,662
DeKalb County 1,548 1,818 1,916 2,136 2,171
Dodge County 1,092 1,283 1,352 1,507 1,532
Dooly County 1,053 1,237 1,303 1,453 1,476
Dougherty County 1,213 1,424 1,501 1,674 1,701
Douglas County 1,395 1,639 1,727 1,926 1,957
Early County 1,132 1,330 1,401 1,562 1,587
Echols County 1,042 1,223 1,289 1,437 1,460
Effingham County 1,376 1,616 1,703 1,899 1,929
Elbert County 1,121 1,316 1,387 1,547 1,571
Emanuel County 1,096 1,288 1,357 1,513 1,537
Evans County 1,135 1,333 1,405 1,567 1,592
Fannin County 1,273 1,495 1,575 1,756 1,784
Fayette County 1,778 2,089 2,201 2,454 2,494
Floyd County 1,273 1,495 1,575 1,756 1,784
Forsyth County 1,865 2,190 2,308 2,573 2,615
Franklin County 1,158 1,360 1,433 1,598 1,624
Fulton County 1,824 2,142 2,257 2,517 2,557
Gilmer County 1,251 1,469 1,548 1,726 1,754
Glascock County 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Glynn County 1,408 1,654 1,743 1,943 1,975
Gordon County 1,174 1,379 1,453 1,620 1,646
Grady County 1,193 1,402 1,477 1,647 1,673
Greene County 1,527 1,794 1,890 2,107 2,141
Gwinnett County 1,563 1,836 1,935 2,158 2,192
Habersham County 1,277 1,500 1,581 1,763 1,791
Hall County 1,407 1,652 1,741 1,941 1,973
Hancock County 1,192 1,400 1,475 1,645 1,671
Haralson County 1,236 1,452 1,530 1,706 1,733
Harris County 1,648 1,935 2,039 2,273 2,310
Hart County 1,231 1,446 1,524 1,699 1,727
Heard County 1,177 1,383 1,457 1,625 1,651
Henry County 1,441 1,693 1,784 1,989 2,021
Houston County 1,293 1,518 1,600 1,784 1,813
Irwin County 1,057 1,241 1,308 1,458 1,482
Jackson County 1,392 1,635 1,723 1,921 1,952
Jasper County 1,214 1,426 1,503 1,676 1,703
Jeff Davis County 1,003 1,178 1,241 1,384 1,406
Jefferson County 1,130 1,328 1,399 1,560 1,585
Jenkins County 1,013 1,190 1,254 1,398 1,421
Johnson County 1,018 1,196 1,260 1,405 1,428
Jones County 1,383 1,625 1,712 1,909 1,940
Lamar County 1,271 1,493 1,573 1,754 1,782
Lanier County 1,180 1,386 1,461 1,629 1,655
Laurens County 1,204 1,414 1,490 1,661 1,688
Lee County 1,316 1,546 1,629 1,816 1,846
Liberty County 1,224 1,438 1,515 1,689 1,716
Lincoln County 1,439 1,690 1,781 1,986 2,018
Long County 1,259 1,479 1,558 1,737 1,765
Lowndes County 1,256 1,475 1,554 1,733 1,761
Lumpkin County 1,335 1,568 1,652 1,842 1,872
Macon County 1,059 1,244 1,311 1,462 1,485
Madison County 1,180 1,386 1,461 1,629 1,655
Marion County 1,290 1,515 1,596 1,780 1,808
McDuffie County 1,185 1,391 1,466 1,635 1,661
McIntosh County 1,273 1,496 1,576 1,757 1,786
Meriwether County 1,196 1,405 1,480 1,650 1,677
Miller County 1,170 1,374 1,448 1,615 1,641
Mitchell County 1,196 1,405 1,480 1,650 1,677
Monroe County 1,382 1,623 1,710 1,907 1,937
Montgomery County 1,151 1,351 1,424 1,588 1,613
Morgan County 1,473 1,730 1,823 2,033 2,065
Murray County 1,115 1,310 1,380 1,539 1,564
Muscogee County 1,329 1,561 1,645 1,834 1,864
Newton County 1,312 1,541 1,624 1,811 1,840
Oconee County 1,718 2,018 2,126 2,370 2,409
Oglethorpe County 1,247 1,464 1,543 1,720 1,748
Paulding County 1,365 1,603 1,689 1,883 1,914
Peach County 1,279 1,502 1,583 1,765 1,794
Pickens County 1,413 1,660 1,749 1,950 1,982
Pierce County 1,129 1,326 1,397 1,558 1,583
Pike County 1,441 1,693 1,784 1,989 2,021
Polk County 1,190 1,398 1,473 1,642 1,669
Pulaski County 1,200 1,409 1,485 1,656 1,683
Putnam County 1,269 1,491 1,571 1,752 1,780
Quitman County 987 1,159 1,221 1,361 1,383
Rabun County 1,316 1,546 1,629 1,816 1,846
Randolph County 1,046 1,228 1,294 1,443 1,466
Richmond County 1,210 1,421 1,497 1,669 1,696
Rockdale County 1,387 1,628 1,716 1,913 1,944
Schley County 1,218 1,431 1,508 1,681 1,709
Screven County 1,115 1,310 1,380 1,539 1,564
Seminole County 1,130 1,328 1,399 1,560 1,585
Spalding County 1,243 1,460 1,538 1,715 1,743
Stephens County 1,089 1,279 1,348 1,503 1,527
Stewart County 1,061 1,246 1,313 1,464 1,488
Sumter County 1,104 1,296 1,366 1,523 1,548
Talbot County 1,168 1,372 1,446 1,612 1,638
Taliaferro County 1,138 1,337 1,409 1,571 1,596
Tattnall County 1,133 1,330 1,402 1,563 1,588
Taylor County 1,068 1,255 1,322 1,474 1,498
Telfair County 972 1,142 1,203 1,341 1,363
Terrell County 1,148 1,349 1,421 1,584 1,610
Thomas County 1,279 1,502 1,583 1,765 1,794
Tift County 1,240 1,457 1,535 1,712 1,739
Toombs County 1,158 1,360 1,433 1,598 1,624
Towns County 1,288 1,513 1,594 1,777 1,806
Treutlen County 962 1,130 1,191 1,328 1,349
Troup County 1,251 1,469 1,548 1,726 1,754
Turner County 1,026 1,205 1,270 1,416 1,439
Twiggs County 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
Union County 1,250 1,468 1,547 1,725 1,753
Upson County 1,095 1,286 1,355 1,511 1,535
Walker County 1,146 1,346 1,418 1,581 1,607
Walton County 1,400 1,645 1,733 1,932 1,963
Ware County 1,086 1,275 1,344 1,499 1,523
Warren County 1,082 1,271 1,339 1,493 1,517
Washington County 1,190 1,398 1,473 1,642 1,669
Wayne County 1,193 1,401 1,476 1,646 1,672
Webster County 1,118 1,313 1,384 1,543 1,568
Wheeler County 1,002 1,177 1,240 1,383 1,405
White County 1,317 1,547 1,630 1,817 1,847
Whitfield County 1,174 1,379 1,453 1,620 1,646
Wilcox County 1,095 1,286 1,355 1,511 1,535
Wilkes County 1,178 1,384 1,458 1,626 1,652
Wilkinson County 1,122 1,317 1,388 1,548 1,573
Worth County 1,118 1,313 1,384 1,543 1,568