Your AGI is your adjusted gross income, and you’ll need your prior-year AGI to validate your electronically filed (e-filed) tax return.
The questions and answers below will help you find your AGI.
Do you have your 2016 tax return?
If yes, find your AGI here:
- Line 37 of Form 1040
- Line 21 of Form 1040A
- Line 4 of Form 1040EZ
Did you pay someone to prepare your tax return last year?
- If yes, ask him or her for a copy of last year’s tax return.
Are you a new or returning TaxSlayer?
- If you’re a new TaxSlayer, just take a look at your prior-year tax return for the info you need.
- If you’ve slayed your taxes with us before, we’ll automatically pull the data from your prior-year tax return.
Do you have an Identity Protection (IP) PIN (via a CP01A)?
- If yes, you can use it to verify who you are, but you’ll still need to enter your AGI.
Are you over age 16 and filing for the first time?
- Enter zero as your AGI.
Are you under age 16 and filing for the first time?
- You must print, sign, and mail your tax return to the IRS. Mail paper returns here.
Do you need a tax return transcript, which shows your AGI?
You have two options:
- Getting your transcript online gives you instant access to your AGI.
- Getting your transcript by mail takes 5 to 10 days for delivery.
Updated March 16, 2018