I'm married. We filed Single since that is how our W-4 were filled out. We didn't know any better and it was an honest mistake. We got married November '08 and then she had Triplets in December '08. Then filed it again like that in 2009. I am going back to school August '10 after being on a 3 year wait list. Was having help from my best friend filling out my FAFSA and one of the requirements is to send in SIGNED TAX RETURN STUDENT/SPOUSE 2009. She was wondering why I filed married but filing separate since I had 2 income tax returns and I told her I didn't and filed Single on both. Well I got a ear full on that subject and now know that isn't how I am suppose to file EVER AGAIN!!
How will this effect my FAFSA? When I send the Signed Tax Returns to the college will they report me to the IRS?
I don't know what to do now beside filing the correct status next year.