Adjusted Gross Income

Put simply, adjusted gross income (AGI) is your business’s total taxable income for the year minus adjustments. It’s your starting point for calculating your taxes and determining if you’re eligible for specific deductions.

It’s important to note that the IRS has a set of criteria for determining eligibility. At the end of the year, the IRS pulls net income or AGI from Form 1040 and will tax your company appropriately using that amount.

You may have heard your accountant use net income and AGI interchangeably.  The term “AGI” is officially relegated to individuals or sole proprietorships, while startups use the term net income.