What Happens if I Can’t Find My AGI?

When e-filing, you may be asked to provide your prior-year adjusted gross income (AGI) to verify your identity. It’s important to get it right or the IRS will reject your return. Here’s how to find your correct AGI to successfully e-file.

How do I find last year's AGI?

Your prior-year AGI is on line 11 of your 2022 Form 1040 or 1040-SR. If you’re using the same tax software that you used last year, they should automatically fill in the prior-year AGI for you. If you’re trying somewhere new, you will need to manually enter the information yourself. You should be able to download a copy of your return from the service you used last year.

How can I get my AGI without a tax return?

If you don’t have access to your prior-year tax return, you’ll need to request an IRS tax transcript. You can make your request several different ways, including :

  • View or download your transcript online
  • Get your tax transcript mailed to you within 5-10 days.
  • Call the IRS at 800-908-9946. Your transcript will arrive in 5-10 days.

How do I find my AGI if I didn't file?

If you didn’t file a tax return last year, filed late or are still waiting for your return to be processed, you should enter “0” as your prior-year AGI.

What if my prior-year return was rejected and never refiled?

If your return was rejected and never refiled, the IRS will not have a record of your return. Try using “0” as your AGI.

Can I file without my AGI?

Yes, as a last resort, you can paper file your prepared return. Since you aren’t e-filing, you will not need your AGI.

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