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If i can't remember my address for my last years return how am i going to be able to get my AGI?

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New Member

If i can't remember my address for my last years return how am i going to be able to get my AGI?

Your 2015 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) will be in TurboTax – as long as you’re using the same account as last year.

    This means you’re using the same User ID to do your 2016 return as you used to file for 2015.

Not sure which account you’re in?

Let’s get you into the account that has your prior year return so we can locate your 2015 AGI:

    Use this tool to locate your account.
    Once your signed into TurboTax, go to Tax Year 2015
    Click View adjusted gross income (AGI).

    This is your 2015 AGI.

Where else can I find last year’s AGI?

A great place to find your 2015 AGI is on last year's original unamended tax return.

    Original unamended AGI: To e-file your 2016 return, the IRS will only accept your original unamended 2015 AGI as proof of your identify. If you filed your 2015 return and then later amended it, don’t use your amended AGI; rather, use the original AGI.

To get your AGI from a printout or PDF of your return
Select the type of 1040 you filed last year:
Form 1040 – Line 37

Form 1040A – Line 21

Form 1040EZ – Line 4

Form 1040NR – Line 36

Form 1040X – Line 1, Column A

We’re here to help you get your AGI, but if you’ve tried the methods above and still can’t find it, you can get your AGI directly from the source. Here’s how to order an IRS return transcript.
If the IRS rejected your return because of an incorrect AGI, try this

    If you initially rounded your AGI up to the nearest dollar, try rounding it down. If you initially rounded it down, try rounding it up.
    If you filed your return late last year (after October 2016), your AGI is not in the IRS database. In this case, use 0 for your AGI.
    If you amended your 2015 tax return, you need to enter the AGI from your originally accepted tax return. You will get rejected if you submit the amended AGI.
    If you didn’t file last year, use 0 for your AGI.
    If you thought you should change your AGI because you got married or divorced, recheck the AGI on your 2015 return. Be sure to use that 2015 AGI. Don’t split the number in half or double it. The IRS will only accept your return if you use the exact AGI on your 2015 return.
    If you changed your AGI because one spouse earned the income and the other didn’t, check the AGI on your 2015 return again and use that number. The AGI on the bottom of a Married Filing Jointly tax return belongs to both people listed on the return. If you filed with your spouse last year, your 2015 AGI is the same as your spouse's 2015 AGI.


How to file if you can't get your AGI

Don't worry if you can’t get last year's AGI for e-file. 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 federal return, go to the IRS site Where to File Paper Tax Returns With or Without a Payment.

New Member

If i can't remember my address for my last years return how am i going to be able to get my AGI?

I moved alot due to a relationship with a person that didn't have my best interests at heart and was abusive. So I had to move frequently with no warning! Now getting my tax returns to start my life alone. To have stability again. So I do NOT know what address my last filing was on or what information it had on it to be exact. Yes, multiple choice, I'd know the answer but I don't remember exactly cause I've had to move 7-12 times a year just to survive and now trying to keep myself safe from him with very minimal resources. Just me myself to rely on period. 

Level 9

If i can't remember my address for my last years return how am i going to be able to get my AGI?

If you need your AGI, you can get it from your IRS tax account. 

Here is the link to see your Online Tax Account.



Online Account is an online system that allows you to securely access your individual account information.  You can view:

The amount you owe, updated for the current calendar day

  • Your balance details by year
  • Your payment history and any scheduled or pending payments
  • Key information from your most recent tax return (Including your AGI)
  • Payment plan details, if you have one
  • Digital copies of select notices from the IRS
  • Your Economic Impact Payments (EIP 1 and EIP 2), if any

You can also:

Make a payment online

See payment plan options and request a plan via Online Payment Agreement

Access your tax records via Get Transcript


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