As part of the signature process when filing a return electronically, the IRS requires an identifying piece of information. This could be your last year's Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), last year's PIN number that you created on your prior year return, or the IRS E-filing PIN number (Taxpayer issued IRS PIN).
On Form 1040, the AGI is on line 11 of the 2021 return (also line 11 of the 2020 return).
I don't have my prior year return
Don't have a copy of your prior year return? No problem. click here to obtain a transcript of your prior year return. You will need the AGI amount as reported on the return.
What do I enter for the AGI if I am filing a Married Filing Joint Return?
For most Married Filing Joint filers who filed a joint return last year, your prior year AGI will be the same for both taxpayers, even if one did not work.
If you were not married last year, you will each enter your individual AGI amounts from your separate returns. To help decide what AGI to use as a married couple, please see our KB article on the subject.
What do I enter for my AGI if I did not file a prior year return or filed after the October 15th deadline?
If you did not file a federal tax return last year or filed after October 15th: Select 'No' when asked if you filed a return last year. Our program will automatically enter '0' for your Prior Year AGI amount as the IRS does not have an amount listed in their database.
What do I enter for my AGI if I am under 16 years of age or a first time filer?
If you are under 16 years of age and filing for the first time, you will be required to print, sign, and mail the return to the IRS. IRS mailing address can be found here listed by your state and form.