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Definition of Adjusted Gross Income


Adjusted Gross Income

Adjusted Gross Income is defined as gross income minus adjustments to income. We suggest you refer to your 2012 federal income tax return to get a quick estimate of your 2013 AGI. On your 2012 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 $57,000 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 2012 tax return. If you do not have this information from your 2012 tax return, you may request an Electronic Filing PIN, a five-digit number from the IRS.   

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 18-May-2015