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How do I change the AGI from a previous year that wasn't accepted? 2017 to be specific.

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How do I change the AGI from a previous year that wasn't accepted? 2017 to be specific.

If your Tax Return was rejected because of your 2017 AGI, you need to find the correct number and resubmit your return.

Your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) can be found on your 2017 Tax Return:

If you filed a:

  • 2017 Form 1040: your AGI can be found on line 37
  • 2017 Form 1040A: your AGI can be found on line 21
  • 2017 Form 1040 EZ: your AGI can be found on line 4

If you do not have a copy of your 2017 Tax Return, you can order a free transcript online from the IRS by clicking here: Get My Transcript.  Your IRS transcript will include your AGI from last year.

If you did not file last year, you should use -0- zero for your AGI. 

You can check out the TurboTax FAQ link for more details on Finding Your 2017 AGI

Once you find your correct 2017 AGI amount, please follow these instructions to correct it in TurboTax:

  • Login to your TurboTax Account 
  • Click "Take Me To My Return"
  • Click "File" from the left side of your screen
  • Go to Step 3 (if needed, revisit Steps 1 and/or 2 to activate Step 3).
  • Proceed, and make sure you've selected the option "I want to E-file"
  • Continue through the screens and you will be given the opportunity to input your 2017 AGI
  • Keep walking through the steps until you have re-transmitted your return

Please comment below if you need further assistance to fix your return.

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