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IRS 2018 Tax form changes. In January 2019, the IRS made changes to the forms they provide to taxpayers to file their 2018 taxes. Since the 2020-21 FAFSA form requires income information from the 2018 tax year, adjustments will be made to the FAFSA to accommodate the new law.
Eliminated 1040A/1040EZ response option for the type of tax return questions.
“Were you eligible to file a 1040A OR 1040EZ?” was removed and replaced with “Did or will you file a Schedule 1 with your 2018 tax return?” for both the student and parent.
Schedule 1 is used to report additional income or adjustments to income that cannot be entered directly on Form 1040.”

You can see what the correct parent tax filing status screens look like here: Tax Screen 1 Tax Screen 2
 

IRS DRT

Here’s how the IRS DRT process works, assuming your tax information is available:

The IRS DRT will take you to the IRS website, you’ll need to provide your name and other information exactly as it is shown on your tax return. At the IRS site, you’ll see a page that shows your tax information is available. You can choose to import your information into the FAFSA form. If you choose to import your information into the FAFSA form, you’ll find that on the FAFSA site, instead of your tax information being displayed, you’ll see “Transferred from the IRS" in the appropriate fields. You won’t be able to make changes to those answers.
 

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IRS 2018 Tax form changes. In January 2019, the IRS made changes to the forms they provide to taxpayers to file their 2018 taxes. Since the 2020-21 FAFSA form requires income information from the 2018 tax year, adjustments will be made to the FAFSA to accommodate the new law.
Eliminated 1040A/1040EZ response option for the type of tax return questions.
“Were you eligible to file a 1040A OR 1040EZ?” was removed and replaced with “Did or will you file a Schedule 1 with your 2018 tax return?” for both the student and parent.
Schedule 1 is used to report additional income or adjustments to income that cannot be entered directly on Form 1040.”

You can see what the correct parent tax filing status screens look like here: Tax Screen 1 Tax Screen 2
 

IRS DRT

Here’s how the IRS DRT process works, assuming your tax information is available:

The IRS DRT will take you to the IRS website, you’ll need to provide your name and other information exactly as it is shown on your tax return. At the IRS site, you’ll see a page that shows your tax information is available. You can choose to import your information into the FAFSA form. If you choose to import your information into the FAFSA form, you’ll find that on the FAFSA site, instead of your tax information being displayed, you’ll see “Transferred from the IRS" in the appropriate fields. You won’t be able to make changes to those answers.