2017-2018 FAFSA VERIFICATION – IRS TAX RETURN TRANSCRIPT MATRIX

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Federal Student Aid released the 2017-2018 FAFSA Verification-IRS Tax Return Transcript Matrix that institutions can use for verifying 2017-2018 tax return information for selected applicants. Because the 2017-2018 FAFSA uses prior-prior year income and tax return information, this matrix remains unchanged from the one FSA provided for the 2016-2017 FAFSA. The 2017–2018 FAFSA Verification-IRS Tax Return Transcript Matrix is applicable only for U.S. IRS tax return filers (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ) and includes only the tax return items required by the Department to be verified for 2017–2018. IRS Tax Return Transcript shows most line items from a tax filer’s original tax return.  An IRS Tax Return Transcript does not include information from an amended tax return.