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How do I find last year's AGI?

SOLVEDby TurboTax116529Updated 2 weeks ago

To find last year's adjusted gross income (AGI), select the option below that best describes your situation.

  1. Sign in to your TurboTax account
  2. Go to Tax Home if you're not there already
  3. Scroll down to Your tax returns & documents
  4. Select View adjusted gross income (AGI) 
    • If you've already filed your 2021 tax return, you must select 2020 first

If you have your 1040 or 1040NR return you filed with the IRS for 2020, look on Line 11 for your AGI.

If you don’t have your 2020 return, order a free digital transcript of your return from the IRS Get Transcript site. You can view your online transcript immediately, while the mailed transcript takes 5–10 days to receive.

Choose tax return transcript when asked what type of transcript you want.

If you didn’t file a tax return in 2020, enter “0” for last year’s AGI.

If you used the Non-Filers tool in 2021 to register for an advance Child Tax Credit payment or third Economic Impact Payment, enter "1" for your prior year’s AGI on your 2021 tax return. 

If you’re still waiting for your 2020 tax return to be processed, enter "0" for your prior year’s AGI on your 2021 tax return.

If you still can't find your AGI, paper file your return. You must mail your return yourself. TurboTax isn't able to complete this step for you. 

You won't find your AGI on your W-2 or 1099 forms because those forms don't include the dozens of deductions that calculate your AGI.

The IRS requires your 2020 AGI to verify your identity for e-filing. If you're paper-filing, you won't need your AGI.

Learn about being married filing separately in 2020, but filing jointly in 2021.

Learn about being married filing jointly in 2020, but filing separately in 2021.

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