If you’re worried because you were unable to file your taxes by April 18, relax. You still have time, but don’t put it off any further. The IRS allows you to file a current year return until October 17. To prepare, here are a few things that you should know.
Possible e-file Changes
If you are filing, you may need your 2014 adjusted gross income (AGI) to e-file. This new step will help the IRS verify and determine your identity. If you self-prepare and e-file your taxes, you will need your prior year personal identification number (PIN) or your prior year AGI and date of birth.
How to Find Your AGI
- Using your 2014 tax return, look for your AGI on the following:
- 1040, line 37
- 1040A, line 21
- Form 1040EZ, line 4
- Obtain a copy from your prior year e-file provider or tax preparer.
- If you do not have your 2014 return, order a transcript from the IRS at irs.gov/transcript. Please note that this process may take up to 10 days.
Other Filing Tips
- File early to avoid mistakes.
- Keep copies of three years of tax returns and documentation.
If you would like additional information on the possible change, read IR-2016-124.