TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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How do I find last year’s AGI?

You can find your 2017 AGI:

  • In TurboTax Online or the mobile app under Your tax returns & documents
  • On your originally-filed 2017 tax return, form 1040 (Line 37), 1040A (Line 21), 1040EZ (Line 4), 1040NR (Line 36), Form 1040X (Line 1, column A)
  • By ordering a transcript or copy of your return on the IRS Get Transcript site or buying a full copy of your return by following the instructions here.

The IRS requires your AGI for identity verification (unless you didn't file 2017 taxes; in that case enter 0 as your AGI) when e-filing, but as long as you transfer last year's taxes over to your 2018 tax return, we'll also transfer your 2017 AGI behind the scenes.

If your 2017 AGI didn't transfer, you might be in the wrong account.

How to make sure you’re in the right account

First, make sure you're using the same user ID as the previous year when you sign in (the same e-mail but with a different user ID is considered a different account and won't have your prior year AGI).

If you don’t have access to the account with your 2017 information on it, we can help.

Where to find your 2017 AGI in TurboTax Online/Mobile

  1. Make sure you’re signed in to your TurboTax account.
  2. Select Tax Home from the left menu.
  3. Scroll down to Your tax returns & documents and select 2017.
  4. Select View adjusted gross Income (AGI).

Where to find your 2017 AGI on your tax return

The best place to get this number is from your originally-filed 2017 federal tax return. You can’t get it from a W-2, 1099, or other income statement.

Choose the 1040 form you filed last year.  Only use your originally-filed 2017 federal tax return, even if you amended it later.

Select your form to see where the AGI is located on each form.

Form 1040 – Line 37

Form 1040A – Line 21

Form 1040EZ – Line 4

Form 1040NR – Line 36

Form 1040X – Line 1, Column A


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