What was your parents' total income tax for 2012?

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This is question 84 on the paper FAFSA.

If your parent uses the IRS Data Retrieval Tool and transfers his / her information from the IRS into your FAFSA, the answer to this question will be pre-filled and identified as "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 2012.

If your parents filed:

IRS Form

Enter Amount From Line

1040

55

1040A

35

1040EZ

10

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 2012 is:

Income Tax

Enter

One million or more

999999

Zero

0

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).

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