If you had a negative Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount on your prior year tax return, you need to enter your AGI as $0.
What do I enter if my AGI is zero on my prior year return?
If you had zero Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount on your prior year return, you need to enter your AGI as $0.
What do I do if I don't know my prior year AGI?
If you do not know your prior year AGI, refer to your prior year federal income tax return for the AGI amount. Your prior year's adjusted gross income (AGI) can be found on line 7 of your 2018 1040 Form. Your prior year AGI for the 2019 1040 Form can be found on line 8b.
What do I do if I don't have access to my prior year return?
If you do not have access to your prior year return, you can order a transcript of the return on the IRS website. This process takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. For a list of the items needed to obtain a transcript, please refer to our Knowledgebase Article.
*Note: When filing returns for a prior year, the AGI is not needed as the return cannot be electronically filed.
**Note: If you use the same account from year to year, your prior year AGI will automatically populate for you.