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Forms and Instructions

Individual Tax Return
Itemized Deductions
Application for Automatic Extension of Time
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification

 

Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

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Definition of Adjusted Gross Income

 Adjusted Gross Income

Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is defined as gross income minus adjustments to income. We suggest you refer to your 2016 federal income tax return to get a quick estimate of your 2017 AGI. On your 2016 return, please refer to:

  • Line 4 if you filed a Form 1040EZ.
  • Line 21 if you filed a Form 1040A.
  • Line 37 if you filed a Form 1040.

If you are filing using the Married Filing Jointly filing status, the $66,000 AGI limitation applies to the AGI for both of you combined. This AGI will appear on your return.

To e-file your federal tax return, you must verify your identity with your AGI or your self-select PIN from your 2016 tax return.