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Prior Year Adjusted Gross Income or AGI

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How to Obtain your 2019 IRS Tax Return Adjusted Gross Income or AGI
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Here are ways to obtain or find your 2019 Adjusted Gross Income or AGI dollar amount. The 2019 Adjusted Gross Income is needed as a form of IRS identification when you e-File your 2020 Tax Return on eFile.com or anywhere.

Regardless of how or where you filed your 2019 Return, your 2019 AGI is on your IRS accepted 2019 Tax Return Form 1040, Line 8b.

  • If you have your 2019 Return in front of you, look for your AGI amount on the 2019 Form 1040 or 1040-SR, Line 8b.
  • If you DID e-File your 2019 return on eFile.com, sign into your eFile.com account and download your 2019 PDF tax return file from the My Account page and obtain your AGI from Line 8b.
  • If you DID NOT e-file your 2019 tax return on eFile.com, click this link to obtain your AGI from the IRS online. Here are Instructions on how you can access your IRS account or transcript services: Get an IRS tax transcript with your 2019 AGI. This is a free service provided by the IRS. Once you have signed in, look for: ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME.
  • If you are preparing and e-Filing your incomes taxes for the first time and are over the age of 16, enter $0 - as in the number zero - as your prior year AGI.
  • If you e-Filed or filed a 2019 return and, for any reason, your prior year tax return - currently 2019 - has not yet been processed by the IRS, enter $0 - as in the number zero - as your prior year AGI.
  • If you submitted a Non-Filers or Simple Return for 2019, enter $1  - as in the number 1 - as your prior year AGI when you eFile your 2020 return.
  • Your IP-PIN serves as an alternative to your prior your AGI. Instructions on how to obtain the IP-PIN.

Some Exceptions: Please note that if you filed your previous return later in the year (after September, 2020), then the IRS might not have updated their systems or transcript file with the correct AGI. If this is the case, click File on the left side of your account screen and follow all the on-screen prompts until you reach the Begin Signing Your Return screen. You will be asked, Did you file a tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last year? Answer No and click Continue. We will automatically enter "0" as your prior-year AGI on your return. Proceed through the rest of the steps to e-File your return. This will not affect your prior year return.

If your return got rejected by the IRS due to an incorrect AGI amount, follow these instructions.

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