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Filing 2016

I have tried to file my 2017 taxes but got a rejection due to needing a 2016 AGI.  I dont think my 2016 taxes went through using Turbo tax.  How do I file my 2016 taxes to get my AGI?

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Level 12

Filing 2016

First, if your taxes were never filed, then you should just use "0" for your 2016 AGI in order to file your 2017 tax return.


Next, if you need to file your 2016 return and you did start one in TurboTax - follow these instructions here 


If you started a 2014, 2015, or 2016 return in TurboTax Online but couldn't file it before the shutdown, start by purchasing the TurboTax CD/Download software and installing it on your computer. Window instructions | Mac instructions


Don't forget to also download and install the appropriate state program(s), if your return includes one or more states. Windows instructions | Mac instructions


Then, follow these steps to finish your online return in the TurboTax software program:

  1. Download the .tax file for your prior-year return  (not the PDF) and save it on your computer. We recommend saving to your desktop for ease of retrieval.
  2. Open your TurboTax software program, select Find a Tax File, and then browse to the tax data file you downloaded in Step 1. Select the file and click Open.
  3. You can now finish your return. You'll need to paper-file, as e-filing for prior years is no longer available.

Note: TurboTax software for tax year 2013 and earlier is no longer available for purchase.