TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What AGI should I use if someone claimed me as a dependent?

If you didn't file your own return last year and you’re in TurboTax, just tell us you didn’t file last year when we ask you. But if you’ve already entered a number for your adjusted gross income (AGI), manually enter 0 instead.

Otherwise, if you filed your own return last year but someone also claimed you as a dependent (this is common with college-age students), you'd use the AGI from your 2015 return, not theirs.

Note that being claimed or claiming someone as a dependent isn’t the same as married filing jointly.


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