This is question 32 on the paper FAFSA.
You must select the answer that describes your tax filing status:
- Already completed
- Will file
- Not going to file
If you indicate you “Will file” a 2012 tax return and your 2012 income is similar to your 2011 income, use your 2011 income tax return to provide estimates for questions about your income. If your income is not similar, click Income Estimator for assistance estimating your adjusted gross income, and answer the remaining questions about your income to the best of your ability.
After you file your 2012 tax return, you can return to the FAFSA and correct your information. You may also be eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax return information into the FAFSA.