How much did you pay to your IRA or Keogh?

How much did you pay to your IRA or Keogh?

This is question 45b on the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

The answer to this question may be prefilled with "Transferred from the IRS."

If the answer to this question is not prefilled, enter the total amount of your IRA deductions and payments to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE and Keogh and other qualified plans, in 2017.

If you filed an IRS Form 1040 (or if married, you and your spouse filed a joint tax return), add lines: 28 and 32.

2017 form 1040 with lines 28 and 32 outlined

If you filed an IRS Form 1040A (or if married, you and your spouse filed a joint tax return), use line 17.

2017 form 1040A with line 17 highlighted

If you and your spouse filed separate tax returns, use the table below to calculate your total IRA/Keogh/SEP/SIMPLE payments.

If you filed a… …and your spouse filed a… Then enter the following:
1040 1040 Add lines 28 + 32 from both tax returns and enter the total amount
1040 1040A Add lines 28 + 32 from the 1040 and line 17 from the 1040A and enter the total amount
1040A 1040A Add line 17 from both tax returns and enter the total amount
1040A 1040 Add line 17 from the 1040A and the total of lines 28 + 32 from the 1040 and enter the total amount

If you or your spouse will file a federal tax return, but have not yet filed, estimate the amount that will appear in the lines noted in the table above.

Note: The line number references above are from the IRS tax form, not from the W-2 form.

Round to the nearest dollar and do not include commas or decimal points.

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