On May 5, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed House Bill 1058 into law, which provides corporate taxpayers the ability to elect to file a consolidated tax return. The consolidated tax return will be post-apportionment and nexus consolidated, meaning a taxpayer’s Georgia taxable income will be the sum of the consolidated post-apportioned incomes of each separate entity included in the filing. The statute provides that members are jointly and severally liable for the group’s tax. The election is binding on the taxpayer and the Department of Revenue for a five-year period, after which the taxpayer may reelect to file a consolidated tax return. The changes are applicable for tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2023.