How to answer the "Student Filed 2013 Income Tax Return?" question when student and spouse didn't file a joint federal tax return

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This is guidance to assist with question 32 on the paper FAFSA.

If you are married, use the table below to answer the question about whether you have completed your taxes when you and your spouse have two different completion statuses. For example, you may have two different statuses if you file taxes separately from your spouse.

If the Student… …and the Spouse… Then answer the tax return filing status question:
Already completed Already completed Already completed
Already completed Will file Already completed – You will need to return to the FAFSA to update the tax return information for your spouse after your spouse completes his/her tax return.
Already completed Not going to file Already completed
Will file Will file Will file - You will need to return to the FAFSA to update the tax return information for you and your spouse after you complete your tax return(s).
Will file Not going to file Will file - You will need to return to the FAFSA to update your tax return information after you complete your tax return.
Will file Already completed Already completed – You will need to return to the FAFSA to update your tax return information after you complete your tax return.
Not going to file Already completed Already completed
Not going to file Will file Will file – You will need to return to the FAFSA to update the tax return information for your spouse after your spouse completes his/her tax return.
Not going to file Not going to file Not going to file

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