The IRS Data Retrieval Tool that allows students and parents to transfer tax data directly from the IRS to the FAFSA is currently not working, and anticipated to be down for several weeks. If you have not yet filed a FAFSA you will need to manually enter tax and income information from your 2015 tax return. If you do not have access to your 2015 tax return you may order a tax transcript from the IRS. Information on how to order a transcript is available here: umaine.edu/stuaid/irs-tax-transcript-instructions.
If you already filed a 2017-2018 FAFSA and were selected for verification, watch for communications from the Office of Student Financial Aid regarding how to provide the necessary information.