For 2018, what is or will be your parents’ tax filing status according to their tax return?

For 2018, what is or will be your parents’ tax filing status according to their tax return?

This is question 81 on the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

If your parents filed or will file an IRS Form 1040 tax return, you must select your parents’ tax return filing status for 2018 from the “Filing Status” field:

  • Single
  • Head of Household
  • Married-Filed Joint Return
  • Married-Filed Separate Return
  • Qualifying Widow(er)
  • Don’t know

The “Filing Status” field is located at the top of page one on the IRS Form 1040.

2018 IRS Form 1040 with tax filing status options outlined

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