Your adjusted gross income (AGI) is your total (gross) income from all sources minus certain adjustments such as educator expenses, student loan interest, alimony payments and retirement contributions.

If you use software to prepare your return, it will automatically calculate your AGI. Your AGI is entered on line 11 of Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

When you need your AGI

Your may need your AGI to

  • Confirm your identity to e-file your return
  • Qualify for tax credits and other benefits

Where to find your AGI

You can find your AGI:

See what’s included in taxable income
Find all adjustments to income in Form 1040 Schedule 1PDF


Taxable income
Definition of adjusted gross income