Have you completed a 2018 income tax return?
This is question 32 on the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
You must select one of the following answers that describes your tax filing status:
- Already completed
- Will file
- Not going to file
If you indicate you “Will file” a 2018 tax return, you should use estimated tax information. Select the “Income Estimator” button for assistance estimating your adjusted gross income, and answer the remaining questions about your income to the best of your ability.
Once you file, you must correct your FAFSA form by changing your
- filing status from “Will file” to “Already completed,” and
- estimated answers to the final amounts on your 2018 tax return.
You might also be eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax return information into the FAFSA form.