What was your parents' total income tax for 2017?
This is question 86 on the paper FAFSA.
The answer to this question may be pre-filled with "Transferred from the IRS."
This question cannot be left blank unless your parents will not file a tax return.
If the answer to this question is not pre-filled, enter your parents’ total tax amount for 2017.
If your parents filed:
|IRS Form||Enter Amount From Line|
|1040||Subtract line 46 from line 56 and enter the total|
|1040A||Subtract line 36 from line 28 and enter the total|
If your parents filed separate tax returns, use the table below to calculate their total tax amount.
|If one parent filed a…||…and the other parent filed a…||Then enter the following:|
|1040||1040||Subtract line 46 from line 56 from both tax returns and enter the total amount|
|1040||1040A||Subtract line 46 from line 56 from the 1040 and subtract line 36 from line 28 from the 1040A and enter the total amount|
|1040||1040EZ||Subtract line 46 from line 56 from the 1040 and add line 10 from the 1040EZ and enter the total amount|
|1040A||1040A||Subtract line 36 from line 28 from both tax returns and enter the total amount|
|1040A||1040EZ||Subtract line 36 from line 28 from the 1040A and add line 10 from the 1040EZ and enter the total amount|
|1040EZ||1040EZ||Add line 10 from both tax returns and enter the total amount|
If one or both parents 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.
If you are reporting information for both parents and one parent filed a federal tax return, but the other parent did not, use the line numbers from the tax return your parent filed. If neither of your parents will file a federal tax return, enter zero.
Note: The line numbers above are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax form, not from the W-2 form.
If your parents’ total tax for 2017 is:
|Ten million or more||9999999|
Round to the nearest dollar and do not include commas or decimal points.
Note: Income tax is not income. It is the amount of tax that your parents paid on the income that they earned from work. Your parents’ income tax amount should not be the same as their adjusted gross income (AGI).