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Its 2017 and im being asked for my 2015 AGI, what year tax return can i find it?

I put in 2015 and 2014 but it says it doesn't match with the amount IRS has on file
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Its 2017 and im being asked for my 2015 AGI, what year tax return can i find it?

So this year (2017) you are filling for your 2016 tax return. The information they require on this years tax return is last years AGI. Last year (2016) you filled your 2015 tax returns to the IRS. The best place to get your 2015 adjusted gross income (AGI) is from last year's original, unamended tax return. (Make sure you round your AGI up/down to the nearest dollar amount.)

If your AGI didn’t transfer automatically, you’re in a different account:

  1. Go to your account from last year and find your AGI in My Tax Timeline.
  2. Then, in the 2015 Tax Year section, click View adjusted gross income (AGI).
How else to get your AGI if you don’t have a tax return:


You can find your AGI on:

  • Form 1040 – Line 37

  • Form 1040A – Line 21
  • Form 1040EZ – Line 4
  • Form 1040NR – Line 36
  •  Form 1040X – Line 1, Column A

Before you can e-file your 2016 federal tax return, the IRS needs to verify your identity with your 2015 adjusted gross income (AGI).

If you can’t get your AGI for e-file, don’t worry. You can still file a paper return by printing out copies of your federal and state returns and mailing them in. For information on where to send your return, go to the IRS site Where to File Paper Tax Returns With or Without a Payment.

Tip: If you didn’t file last year and you’re in TurboTax, just tell us that when we ask you. But if you’ve already entered a number for your AGI, manually enter 0 instead.

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