The Tax Transcript Decoder© is a visual guide to assist financial aid administrators with quickly identifying the correct transcript line items needed to complete the verification process. This tool contains a color-coded sample tax return and corresponding tax return transcript. The decoder also includes a sample Form W-2 cross-referenced with a W-2 Wage and Income Statement.
Publication Date: 11/21/2022
Top AskRegs Questions: FAFSA Simplification
Verification 2024-25: Verification: 2024-2025
Verification: 2024-25 (Extended Edition)
Policy Update: FAFSA Simplification
FAFSA Simplification: Planning for the Future
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Legislative Tracker Archive: FAFSA Simplification
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What Forms Of Identification Can Be Provided By an Incarcerated Student To Complete Verification?
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Is the 2023-24 Tax Transcript Decoder Available?
FAFSA Tips & Common Mistakes to Avoid
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Do They Include Both Parent's Income On the FAFSA If the Biological Parent and Stepparent Are Separated But Living Together?
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Is an Incarcerated Student, Spouse, Or Parent Required To Complete Verification and Submit Documents? (Award Year: 2023-24)
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