This guidance is specific to the 2024-25 award year and later.
There is no perfect answer here. For a nontax filer selected for verification, the verification requirement in the September 19, 2023 Federal Register states:
It is NASFAA's understanding that it’s a student who answers yes to the foreign tax return question:
And, it's the parent who checks the foreign country oval in the first column:
Of course, the student, spouse, or parent could self-identify as someone who would file a tax return with a tax authority other than the IRS.
If NASFAA receives additional clarification from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), we will update this AskRegs Q&A.
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