This year, a student who’s FAFSA is selected for Verification, AND who did not file a 2015 tax form (i.e., MOST of them) will likely have to prove that they didn’t. This applies to parents who didn’t file 2015 taxes as well. Here is the process for doing that:
2) Complete the appropriate sections of the paper version of that form (name, SS#, and address) – you can’t do this online!
3) Put 1040 in line 6, and then check box for line 7 (‘Verification of Non-filing’)
4) Put Tax year (12/31/2015) in line 9
5) Check box, sign and date
6) Then mail to address listed, OR, preferably, FAX to 512-460-2272