How do I find my prior year AGI?

Modified on Tue, 20 Dec 2022 at 02:17 PM

Your prior year AGI, "Adjusted Gross Income" can be found on your previous years tax return.  There are various places to look for it depending on how you filed your tax return.

  • On your 2019 tax return, your AGI, "adjusted gross income", is on line 7 of the Form 1040.
  • If you used a paid preparer last year, you might obtain a copy of last year’s tax return from that preparer.
  • If you are using the same tax preparation software that you used last year, that software will likely have your prior-year tax return for you to access.
  • If you’re not using the same tax preparation software as last year, you may be able to access your prior-year software and view an electronic copy of your prior-year return.
  • If you have been issued an Identity Protection (IP) PIN (via a CP01A), you should enter it when prompted by your software. It will serve to verify your identity.
  • If you are a first-time tax filer over the age of 16, enter zero as your AGI.

If you do not have a copy of your tax return, you may use a Get Transcript self-help tool to get a Tax Return Transcript showing your AGI.

  • Use Get Transcript Online to immediately view your AGI. You must pass the Secure Access identity verification process. Select the Tax Return Transcript and use only the “Adjusted Gross Income” line entry.
  • Use Get Transcript by Mail or call 800-908-9946 if you cannot pass Secure Access and need to request a Tax Return Transcript. Please allow 5 to 10 days for delivery. Use only the “Adjusted Gross Income” line entry.

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