If you had a negative Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount on your prior year tax return, your need to enter your AGI as a negative number.
If the IRS rejects the return you can also try another option, which would be to enter the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount from your prior year tax return as $0.
If you had zero Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount on your prior year return, you need to enter your AGI as $0.
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 one of the following lines depending on your specific tax form:
- Line 37 of Form 1040
- Line 21 of Form 1040A
- Line 4 of Form 1040EZ
- Line 36 of Form 1040NR
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: If you use the same account from year to year, your prior year AGI will automatically populate for you.