To E-file your tax return you must verify your identity with your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) from your prior year tax return. If you do not have your prior-year tax return, you may visit the IRS website and use the Get Transcript tool to obtain the AGI amount. The AGI amount is listed on Line 7 of the 2018 1040 Form. For tax year 2019 the AGI on Form 1040 can be found on line 8b.
The latest IRS updates indicate they will no longer be accepting prior year PIN as an acceptable form of electronic signature. Additionally, the IRS E-file Pin tool is no longer available. The only way to 'electronically sign' the return is by supplying the IRS with the prior year AGI amount. If you are unable to supply the IRS with the prior year AGI amount, you can still print, sign and mail your return.
What if I did not file the tax return by the deadline of October 15th?
If you did not have a return processed and accepted by the end of the filing deadline for the prior year, you can still e-file the return. You will answer NO that you did not file a return last year and we will automatically enter $0 as the Adjusted Gross Income so you can continue with e-filing your return.