This is question **37** on the FAFSA.

The response indicates the amount of U.S.income tax paid as reported on the student’s (and his/her spouse’s) 2016 income tax return.

If the student is “married/remarried” and filed a joint tax return, or is single, the total tax paid can be found on:

IRS Form | Lines |
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1040 | Subtract line 46 from line 56 and enter the total amount |

1040A | Subtract line 36 from line 28 and enter the total amount |

1040EZ | 10 |

**If the student and spouse filed separate tax returns**, the table below can be used to calculate their total income tax.

If the student filed a… | …and the spouse filed a… | Then enter the following: |
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1040 | 1040 | Subtract line 46 from line 56 from both tax returns and enter the total amount |

1040 | 1040A | Subtract line 46 from line 56 from the 1040 and subtract line 36 from line 28 from the 1040A and enter the total amount |

1040 | 1040EZ | Subtract line 46 from line 56 from the 1040 and add line 10 from the 1040EZ and enter the total amount |

1040A | 1040 | Subtract line 36 from line 28 from the 1040A and subtract line 46 from line 56 from the 1040 and enter the total amount |

1040A | 1040A | Subtract line 36 from line 28 from both tax returns and enter the total amount |

1040A | 1040EZ | Subtract line 36 from line 28 from the 1040A and add line 10 from the 1040EZ and enter the total amount |

1040EZ | 1040 | Add line 10 from the 1040EZ and subtract line 46 from line 56 from the 1040 and enter the total amount |

1040EZ | 1040A | Add line 10 from the 1040EZ and subtract line 36 from line 28 from the 1040A and enter the total amount |

1040EZ | 1040EZ | Add line 10 from both tax returns and enter the total amount |

If either the student or the spouse will file a federal tax return, but has not yet filed, estimate the amount that will appear in the lines noted in the table above.

The **Student Taxes Paid Calculator** can be used to estimate the total taxes paid if a 2016 tax form will be filed, but has not yet been completed.

The response **cannot** be blank unless the student will not file a tax return.