This question asks about how many exemptions your parent/parents claimed on their tax return, if any. These exemptions are the total amount of personal and dependent exemptions your parent/parents can claim which will help to reduce their overall income by which they’ll be taxed.
In order to fill out this section, students will need to refer to their parent or parent’s tax form(s) and look to add information from the following spaces for each return:
The IRS Data Retrieval tool helps make it easier for your parent(s) to quickly and accurately enter their tax return amounts on your FAFSA. Our instructions above guide you to complete the FAFSA without the need for the IRS Data Retrieval. Please check back with this site prior to filing your FAFSA next year for updates regarding the tool.