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I'm sorry that you have experienced so much frustration
especially when you're filing for the first time
Normally, your 5 digit pin # XXXXX XXXXX that is selected by you
(for example, your zip code, or any other 5 digit # )
However, the IRS will issue you a temporary pin #
you may either contact them via phone at 1-866-704-7388.
or on their web site at Electronic Filing Pin-Help
I have followed that, and it wants my last years tax info. I have been working for years and have never done my past tax returns. I just wanted to try and start doing them but it won't help me. Also they won't answer their phones.
Obviously your last year's AGI will be $0
Can you wait a minute ....I want to check on something
ya it says my agi doesn't match what they have on their records. And yes take your time.
Here's what it says to do if you're a first time filer
If a 2010 tax return was not filed, what amount should be entered the Prior Year AGI or prior year PIN?
Enter “0” (zero) for the original Prior Year AGI. Do not leave this field blank. However, the Prior Year PIN/Electronic Filing PIN field should be left blank.
I know it references 2010, but the law hasn't changed
if you've already tried all of this...........your next bet is to call the IRS at(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
I have tried that before, I'm pretty confused on why it wouldn
You've put a $0 in for last year's AGI, and left the pin # XXXXX
then your next thing to do is call IRS at(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Worse case secnario would be that you would have to mail in your return
Although the wait will be a little longer, since you're filing after tax season, the time SHOULD be shorter that the 6-8 weeks we tell people during tax time
can you please tell me why you gave me a poor rating?
since this is how we get paid?
was it because you didn't LIKE the answer or was it because you had already tried all of this
your question only stated that you put a 0 for the pin but you mentioned nothing about putting a $0 for last year's AGI
I truly want to help you
there was a time when ALL first time filers had to mail in their returns just to get in the IRS system
You deserve a good rating, I'm sorry I am just frustrated that it's not working. I went ahead and changed the rating. I hope it's not to late to change my rating. Thank you for helping me. :)