This guidance is specific to the 2024-25 award year and later.
Beginning with the 2024-25 award year, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act (FUTURE Act) allows FAFSA contributors to consent to the disclosure and use of their IRS federal tax information (FTI) for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility for Title IV federal student aid. The May 12, 2023 Electronic Announcement (GENERAL-23-34) provides the following list of what is considered FTI. This FTI data will be retrieved by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) using the FUTURE Act Direct Data Exchange (FA-DDX) to populate the FAFSA starting with the 2024-25 award year:
In addition, the ISIR will also include an IRS response code that indicates the status of the tax filer/FTI with the IRS to include one of the following:
Notice that the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion is not retrieved using the FA-DDX. See AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&A, Why Isn't the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Transferred Into the FAFSA Using the FA-DDX? (Award Year: 2024-25)
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