For the 2018-2019 FAFSA, applicants must report prior-prior tax year information when completing the application (i.e. the 2018-2019 FAFSA uses tax information from 2016). In very limited situations, the IRS will grant an extension to the standard 6 month automatic extension for tax filers who submitted an IRS Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return). If you were granted an additional extension by the IRS allowing you to file your 2016 federal income tax return after the October 16th, 2016 automatic extension deadline and you have yet to file a 2016 return, please contact our office and request to speak to a member of the Verification Unit.