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How do I find last year's AGI?

SOLVEDby TurboTax109788Updated 8 hours ago

The IRS requires your 2019 AGI to verify your identity for e-filing. If you're paper-filing your return, you won't need your AGI because those returns are manually processed.

You won't find your AGI on your W-2 or 1099 form, because those forms don't take into account over a dozen above-the-line deductions that go into calculating your AGI.

To find your AGI, select the option below that best describes your situation.

If you only filed a return for a stimulus payment in 2019 using TurboTax Stimulus Registration, or the IRS Non Filers, follow these instructions:

  1. Enter payment information
  2. Enter “1” for your AGI
  1. Sign in to your TurboTax account
  2. Scroll down to Your tax returns & documents
  3. Select View adjusted gross income (AGI) 
    • If you've already filed your 2020 tax return, you must select 2019 first

If you have the 2019, 1040 return you filed with the IRS, look on Line 8b for your AGI. If you filed a 1040NR, look on Line 35.

If you don’t have your 2019 return, you can order a free digital transcript of your return directly from the IRS Get Transcript site. The online version can be viewed immediately while the mailed transcript takes 5-10 days to receive. 

When requesting which type of transcript, choose the tax return transcript option.

If you didn’t file a tax return in 2019, enter “0” for last year’s AGI. 

If you can't find your AGI using any of the methods listed here, you'll need to paper file your return because your AGI is required for e-filing. Keep in mind, when filing by mail, you must mail your return yourself. TurboTax isn't able to complete this step for you. 

Learn about being married filing separately in 2019, but filing jointly in 2020.

Learn about being married filing jointly in 2019, but filing separately in 2020.

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