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chandrabethel201
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I need my AGI from 2019 to file but I don’t have it

 
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bluedeb
Level 15

I need my AGI from 2019 to file but I don’t have it

How do I find last year’s AGI?

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 are manually processed.

 

There are a few places you can get your 2019 AGI:

  • If you filed your 2019 taxes with TurboTax, sign in and go down to Your tax returns & documents. Select View adjusted gross income (AGI).
  • If you didn’t file your taxes with TurboTax in 2019, the best place to get last year's AGI is from the 1040 form you filed with the IRS. Look on page 2, line 7. If you filed a 1040NR, it'll be on line 35.
  • If you're having trouble locating your 2019 return, the second-best place to get your AGI is from the IRS. You can order a free transcript of your return at the IRS Get Transcript site or you can purchase a full copy of your 2019 return. Both versions will include your AGI.

If you didn't file a 2019 federal tax return (or you haven't filed one yet), enter 0 as your AGI.

 

Married Filing Separately in 2019 but filing jointly in 2020?

 

Filed jointly in 2019 but are Married Filing Separately in 2020?

 

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.

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bluedeb
Level 15

I need my AGI from 2019 to file but I don’t have it

How do I find last year’s AGI?

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 are manually processed.

 

There are a few places you can get your 2019 AGI:

  • If you filed your 2019 taxes with TurboTax, sign in and go down to Your tax returns & documents. Select View adjusted gross income (AGI).
  • If you didn’t file your taxes with TurboTax in 2019, the best place to get last year's AGI is from the 1040 form you filed with the IRS. Look on page 2, line 7. If you filed a 1040NR, it'll be on line 35.
  • If you're having trouble locating your 2019 return, the second-best place to get your AGI is from the IRS. You can order a free transcript of your return at the IRS Get Transcript site or you can purchase a full copy of your 2019 return. Both versions will include your AGI.

If you didn't file a 2019 federal tax return (or you haven't filed one yet), enter 0 as your AGI.

 

Married Filing Separately in 2019 but filing jointly in 2020?

 

Filed jointly in 2019 but are Married Filing Separately in 2020?

 

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.

HelenC12
Expert Alumni

I need my AGI from 2019 to file but I don’t have it

If you can’t get a hold of your prior year return/AGI to e-file, don't worry. You can always print and mail your return instead.

 

If you don't have a prior year return, you have a few options.

You can:

  • Order an online transcript of your return on the IRS Transcript site.
  • Order a printed transcript of your return on the IRS Transcript site that will be sent to you by mail to the last address on your last return.  (If you've moved, file a Form 8822 to update your address which takes 4–6 weeks.)
  • Call the IRS on 800-829-1040 or make an appointment at a local IRS office.
  • Print your return and send it in by mail if you're still having trouble getting your adjusted gross income (AGI) from last year.

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

 

 

Per IRSAdjusted Gross Income (AGI) is defined as gross income minus adjustments to income.

  • Gross income includes your wages, dividends, capital gains, business income, retirement distributions as well as other income.
  • Adjustments to Income include such items as Educator expenses, Student loan interest, Alimony payments or contributions to a retirement account.  
  • Your AGI will never be more than your Gross Total Income on you return and in some cases may be lower. 
  • Refer to the 1040 instructions (Schedule 1) for more information.
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Dylan0621
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I need my AGI from 2019 to file but I don’t have it

I tried logging into my profile from last year and there is no documents

MichelleLO
Intuit Alumni

I need my AGI from 2019 to file but I don’t have it

If you do not see your prior year's return when you log into TurboTax, you may have inadvertently created another account. To check and see if that happened here, please see the below TurboTax FAQ:

How many Intuit Accounts do I have with TurboTax?

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Jrross1954
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I need my AGI from 2019 to file but I don’t have it

I need AGI from 2019

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I need my AGI from 2019 to file but I don’t have it

@Jrross1954

 

Where do I find my AGI?

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/agi/help/how-do-i-find-last-year-s-agi/01/25947

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-access-my-prior-year-return/00/270...

 

Your 2019 tax return shows your 2019 Adjusted Gross Income  (AGI)  If you filed a joint return then the AGI is the same for each of you.

 

Form 1040        line 8b

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 Home for 2019

If entering the amount from your 2019 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 2019 AGI may not be in the system. 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1944348-how-do-i-print-and-mail-my-return-in-turbotax-online

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