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Guide to Reporting Income and Tax Information - For Parents

As part of the federal verification process, the parental income and tax information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be reviewed. Below, please select the aid year in which you will be attending Kansas State University. Upon selection, please consult with your parent(s) to determine which scenario  is applicable to them and provide the information listed to the right of the scenario.

Please ensure that all documentation submitted to our office includes your name (the student's) and your Wildcat Identification Number on each page.

2017 - 2018 Academic Year (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018)

ScenarioItems To Complete

My parent(s) did not file AND are not required to file a 2015 IRS Income Tax Return

My parents (listed on my FAFSA) are currently married, but filed separate 2015 IRS Income Tax Returns OR My parents (listed on my FAFSA) are unmarried but living together, and filed separate 2015 IRS Income Tax Returns.

  • Submit a signed 2015 IRS Income Tax Return for each parent/step-parent listed on your FAFSA

My parents’ marital status on my FAFSA is different than their marital status on December 31, 2015.

Circumstance 1:
My parent(s) got married or remarried after December 31, 2015:

  • Submit a signed 2015 IRS Income Tax Return for each parent/step-parent listed on your FAFSA.

Circumstance 2:
My parent(s) got separateddivorced, or was widowed after December 31, 2015, and my parent(s) filed a joint 2015 IRS Income Tax Return:

  • Submit a signed 2015 IRS Income Tax Return and all W-2s, and other supporting documents, which could include Schedule C, Schedule F, 1099s, K-1s, etc. for the parent listed on your FAFSA.

Circumstance 3:
My parent(s) got separateddivorced or was widowed after December 31, 2015, and did NOT file a joint 2015 IRS Income Tax Return:

  • Submit a signed 2015 IRS Income Tax Return for the parent listed on your FAFSA.

Note: If the marital status change of your parent(s) does not match one of the above, please contact our office for assistance.

My parent(s) filed a 2015 IRS Income Tax Return, but then submitted an amended IRS income tax return (1040X).

  • Submit a signed 2015 IRS Income Tax Return for your parent listed on your FAFSA.
  • Submit a signed 2015 amended IRS income tax return (1040X).

My parent(s) is/are victim(s) of IRS tax-related identity theft.

  • Submit your 2015 Tax Return DataBase View (TRDBV) transcript obtained from the IRS AND
  • Submit a signed and dated statement indicating that you are a victim of IRS tax-related identity theft and that the IRS has been made aware of the tax-related identity theft. 

Note: You may inform the IRS of the tax-related identity theft and obtain a TRDBV transcript by calling the IRS’s Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) at 1-800-908-4490

My parent(s) filed a 2015 Foreign Tax Return or a 2015 Puerto Rican Tax Return

  • Submit a signed and translated copy of the 2015 Foreign Tax Return OR 2015 Puerto Rican Tax Return.

 None of the above scenarios apply

The verification process will not continue until you have completed one of the following:

  • Submit a signed 2015 IRS Income Tax Return for your parent listed on your FAFSA.
  • Submit all W-2s, and other supporting documents, which could include Schedule C, Schedule F, 1099s, K-1s, etc.

2018 - 2019 Academic Year (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019)

 ScenarioItems To Complete 

My parent(s) did not file AND are not required to file a 2016 IRS Income Tax Return

My parents (listed on my FAFSA) are currently married, but filed separate 2016 IRS Income Tax Returns OR My parents (listed on my FAFSA) are unmarried but living together, and filed separate 2016 IRS Income Tax Returns.

My parents’ marital status on my FAFSA is different than their marital status on December 31, 2016.

Circumstance 1:
My parent(s) got married or remarried after December 31, 2016:

Circumstance 2:
My parent(s) got separateddivorced, or was widowed after December 31, 2016, and my parent(s) filed a joint 2016 IRS Income Tax Return:

  • Submit a 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript and all W-2s, and other supporting documents,  which could include Schedule C, Schedule F, 1099s, K-1s, etc. for the parent listed on your FAFSA.

Circumstance 3:
My parent(s) got separateddivorced or was widowed after December 31, 2016, and did NOT file a joint 2016 IRS Income Tax Return:

Note: If the marital status change of your parent(s) does not match one of the above scenarios, please contact our office for assistance.

My parent(s) filed a 2016 IRS Income Tax Return, but then submitted an amended IRS income tax return (1040X).

  • Submit a 2016 IRS Tax Return Transcript for each parent/step-parent listed on your FAFSA.
  • Submit a signed copy of the 2016 amended IRS income tax return (1040X).

My parent(s) is/are victim(s) of IRS tax-related identity theft.

  • Submit your 2016 Tax Return DataBase View (TRDBV) transcript obtained from the IRS AND
  • Submit a signed and dated statement indicating that you are a victim of IRS tax-related identity theft and that the IRS has been made aware of the tax-related identity theft. 

Note: You may inform the IRS of the tax-related identity theft and obtain a TRDBV transcript by calling the IRS’s Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) at 1-800-908-4490

My parent(s) filed a 2016 Foreign Tax Return or a 2016 Puerto Rican Tax Return

  • Submit a signed and translated copy of the 2016 Foreign Tax Return OR 2016 Puerto Rican Tax Return.

 None of the above scenarios apply

The verification process will not continue until you have completed one of the following: