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Unfortunately, interest can only be waived in very limited circumstances. The chances of getting the interest waived or reduced are very slim. Interest can only be waived based on action or inaction on the department's part. This means you would have to prove that it was the department's fault that caused the interest to accrue.
However, your chances for getting the penalty waived are better. Penalties can be waived in more circumstances and the Department of Revenue will take into account your past filing and payment history. If you can prove reasonable cause, you should be able to get the penalties reduced.
Here is a link to the information that Georgia has published regarding penalty and interest waivers. I will be happy to help guide you through it if you have any questions.
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