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Adjusted Gross Income or Prior Year AGI

How to Obtain
Last Year's AGI

Your adjusted gross income or AGI from last year is required to file this year's return. If you are on this page, you may be wondering where to obtain your 2022 AGI amount or what to do when the IRS rejected your 2023 tax return even though you entered in your correct 2022 AGI amount.

  • What is your adjusted gross income or AGI and why is it needed? Your AGI is your total or gross income minus certain deductions which reduces your taxable income before tax calculations are made. Your AGI is on your Form 1040, Line 11 and says "This is your adjusted gross income."
  • Consider your AGI as the starting point on your return which is used by the IRS to determine if you are eligible for other tax deductions and credits. In some situations, they use your modified adjusted gross income or MAGI to make these determinations.

Quick Steps to Correct Your AGI:

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  2. Review the rejection notice to be sure that it is for an incorrect AGI entry.
  3. Select File from the green menu and follow the checkout steps as shown here.

The 2022 AGI for a 2023 Tax Return in 2024

From January until October, you can e-file 2023 tax returns to the IRS and state(s). As part of validating your identity, the IRS requires your 2022 AGI as a form of taxpayer validation check.

  • The 2022 AGI is used by the IRS as identity validation when you e-file your 2023 tax return during 2024.
  • The 2022 AGI amount is on Line 11 on tax form 1040, 1040-SR or 1040-NR.
  • If you filed with, then you can use your 2022 PIN or Personal Identification Number used to sign the 2022 return and eFile will add your AGI to your return.
  • Steps to obtain your 2022 AGI or how to correct an IRS AGI rejection are outlined below.

How IRS Tax Return Processing Delays Might Impact Your 2022 AGI

The has IRS announced multiple times that many of the previous year returns had been accepted, but had not been processed by the IRS. As a result of this, your actual 2022 AGI might not match the one the IRS has on record for you when you e-file your current year tax return.

  • For example, even though you might have filed a 2022 Return on time, the IRS might not have fully processed or entered this amount into their system, thus you might have to enter 0 - the number zero - as your 2022 AGI on your 2023 Return in order to get it accepted by the IRS.
  • This may be difficult to accept when you are certain that your 2022 AGI was not 0 or zero. Keep in mind, you are not validating the actual AGI amount, but rather the amount the IRS has on record at this date and time. As a result of the IRS processing delay, it might still be 0 or the number zero
  • An incorrect 2022 AGI on your 2023 Return will result in a tax return rejection by the IRS and/or state tax agency - as the IRS and states share data. It is easy to correct your AGI and resubmit your return if this happens via If you filed your 2022 Return on, your 2022 AGI is ready under My Account for you when you prepare and eFile your 2023 Tax Return. If you DID NOT e-file your 2022 Tax Return on, you will still need your 2022 AGI in order to e-file a 2023 tax return; see steps below on how to obtain this.

Steps to Obtain the 2022 AGI or This Year's IP-PIN

How To
Correct an AGI based tax return rejection?
See instructions on how to correct your rejected IRS return due to an incorrect 2022 tax return year AGI amount. When done, re-file again for free as many times as it takes to get this corrected.
Obtain your 2022 Tax Return AGI?
See how to get your 2022 adjusted gross income or AGI regardless of whether you used or not.
Obtain your 2022 Tax Return Transcript?
A tax transcript also has the previous year AGI. Obtain a free tax return transcript with your AGI regardless whether you used or not.
Obtain a Tax Return Copy?
A copy of your tax return stored offline also has the previous year AGI. Obtain a tax return copy regardless of whether you used or not.
Obtain the 2023 IP-PIN in 2024?
The IP-PIN is not the same as your AGI. Get a free IRS Identity Protection Personal Identification Number or IP-PIN and this will protect your tax return from fraudulent users. In addition, you can obtain an IP-PIN for your dependent(s) as well.
Enter PIN instead of AGI?
See instructions how to use your 2022 PIN instead of your 2022 AGI. This PIN has 5 digits and if you e-filed your return last year on, you were required to enter a 5 digit PIN (any 5 digits that you choose) as your electronic signature to sign your tax return.
Important: You can ONLY enter the previous year PIN this year if you e-filed your previous year return via For example, a TurboTax® or H&R Block® PIN from last year would not work this year with or vice versa.
Re-eFile after AGI correction?
You can re-eFile your tax return as many times as you need to at no extra charge in case your return was rejected for any reason. In case of an AGI rejection, correct your AGI and eFile or re-submit your tax return again.
Need Help?
To get more help entering your prior year AGI, contact an Taxpert to receive personal assistance on correcting and re-filing your tax return so the IRS accepts it.