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When trying to file my taxes it I am being asked for the AGI from my spouse's tax return but we filed jointly so she did not have her own tax return. Advice?

I can either use the info from the joint return which matches myself or select that she didn't file.  Either one doesn't really make sense.
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When trying to file my taxes it I am being asked for the AGI from my spouse's tax return but we filed jointly so she did not have her own tax return. Advice?

The joint tax return is your spouse's tax return as well as your own. You enter the AGI from that tax return for both yourself and for her. Enter the same amount for both of you.

 

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When trying to file my taxes it I am being asked for the AGI from my spouse's tax return but we filed jointly so she did not have her own tax return. Advice?

The joint tax return is your spouse's tax return as well as your own. You enter the AGI from that tax return for both yourself and for her. Enter the same amount for both of you.

 

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When trying to file my taxes it I am being asked for the AGI from my spouse's tax return but we filed jointly so she did not have her own tax return. Advice?

I have the same question but I did put in the total AGI and it was rejected. Then I put in the Tax Payer AGI only (filed separately on state so I had it) and that was rejected. Now what?

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When trying to file my taxes it I am being asked for the AGI from my spouse's tax return but we filed jointly so she did not have her own tax return. Advice?

The IRS uses your prior year AGI to combat fraud. 

 

You can find your 2018 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) by:

 

  • Looking at line 7 on page 2 of your 2018 Form 1040; or
  • You can request a transcript of your 2018 tax return from the IRS to ensure you have the right number. You can request your transcript online at the following link: Get Transcript 

Check these items as well to ensure you have the correct number.  If you:

  • Filed late last year after mid-November or your return was processed after that time—try entering 0.
  • Amended your return last year—make sure you’re using the AGI from your original return, not the amended one. (If you only have a 1040X form, it’s on line 1, column A).
  • Rounded your AGI to the nearest dollar—be sure to round up when it’s 50 cents or more and down when it’s 49 cents or less.
  • Filed with your spouse last year—you and your spouse have the same 2018 AGI. (Don’t split the AGI amount or enter 0 for one of you).

 

Time-saving Tip: If what you entered is correct and you continue to get a reject, you won't be able to e-file. There's probably a data mismatch at the government, or some other situation beyond your control that prevents your return from being e-filed. In this case, your only option would be to print and mail in your return.

 

This article will give you instruction on how to print and mail your return.

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