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william719a
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I don't have my w2 from 2016 can i just file for 2017

 
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xmasbaby0
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I don't have my w2 from 2016 can i just file for 2017

Do you mean you do not have your AGI for 2016 in order to e-file your 2017 tax return?  It is not on your 2016 W-2.

Your 2016 tax return shows your 2016 Adjusted Gross Income  (AGI)  If you filed a joint return then the AGI is the same for each of you.

Form 1040EZ    line 4

Form 1040A       line 21

Form 1040        line 37

If you are using the same TT account that you used last year, you should also be able to find this number in your Tax Timeline for 2016

If entering the amount from your 2016 tax return does not work, then try entering “0” instead.  If that does not work and you still cannot e-file, then print, sign, and mail your tax return.

You can get a free transcript of your past return from the IRS:  

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

Note: If you filed late or amended your return, your correct 2016 AGI may not be in the system. The IRS database may have errors for 2016 AGI's.  A number of people have experienced rejections  from the IRS even when entering correct AGI's from their 2016 returns.   When it happens, you just have to mail the return.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I don't have my w2 from 2016 can i just file for 2017

Do you mean you do not have your AGI for 2016 in order to e-file your 2017 tax return?  It is not on your 2016 W-2.

Your 2016 tax return shows your 2016 Adjusted Gross Income  (AGI)  If you filed a joint return then the AGI is the same for each of you.

Form 1040EZ    line 4

Form 1040A       line 21

Form 1040        line 37

If you are using the same TT account that you used last year, you should also be able to find this number in your Tax Timeline for 2016

If entering the amount from your 2016 tax return does not work, then try entering “0” instead.  If that does not work and you still cannot e-file, then print, sign, and mail your tax return.

You can get a free transcript of your past return from the IRS:  

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

Note: If you filed late or amended your return, your correct 2016 AGI may not be in the system. The IRS database may have errors for 2016 AGI's.  A number of people have experienced rejections  from the IRS even when entering correct AGI's from their 2016 returns.   When it happens, you just have to mail the return.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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