A tax benefit for unemployment compensation has expired so unemployment income should no longer be reflected as untaxed income on the 2011-12 FAFSA. Congress failed to extend this tax benefit when it passed a tax package at the end of 2010. The department has updated the paper and online FAFSA, but early versions of the 2011-12 paper-FAFSA did not reflect this change because of the last-minute Congressional action on the tax package.
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