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Last week at my other tax blog: Ignoring Ryan's tax plan; IRS help with FAFSA

With the approach of autumn, two topics are on most folks' minds, the presidential election and the return of kids to school. Both were addressed in posts last week at my other tax blog.

Bankrate Taxes Blog icon This time last week, we were all searching for the scoop on Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick Paul Ryan. But the one thing that the Republican duo seeking the White House doesn't want us to focus on was Ryan's budget and tax plan.

Good luck with that. Ryan's "Roadmap for America's Future" is already well-known and equally hated and adored depending on your political position on the role of the federal government. So there's little chance that we -- or the Obama team -- will ignore the Ryan plan.

While the Nov. 6 election is important, a lot of students and their parents had to turn their focus to upcoming classes. And if the school work will be at the university level, they also are looking for ways to pay for college.

One option is scholarships and other types of financial aid. And to obtain those, you'll need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as FAFSA.

The Internal Revnue Service has made filling out that form easier. The tax agency has created an online tool to help with FAFSA.

You can check out my other tax posts over at Bankrate Taxes Blog each Tuesday and Thursday. If you happen to miss them on those days, look for a wrap-up here the following weekend.

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Carol Short

Now all my family cares about is sanding my little sister to school, the added expense, we had no idea it is going to cost so much. So the taxes thing is what we are really interested in

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