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2. File Your Income Tax Return

The FAFSA asks for your most recent tax returns, so if you got an extension, finish filing the returns before you submit your FAFSA. If you're submitting your FAFSA in October 2018, you should include your 2017 tax returns. The IRS makes it easy to transfer your tax return directly from its website to your FAFSA, which helps with both convenience and accuracy.

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