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2011 tax forms instructions Index A Affected taxpayer, Affected taxpayer. 2011 tax forms instructions B Book inventories, charitable deduction for, Charitable Deduction for Contributions of Book Inventories to Public Schools C Cancellation of indebtedness, Exclusion of Certain Cancellations of Indebtedness by Reason of Hurricane Katrina Casualty and theft losses, Casualty and Theft Losses Charitable contributions, Temporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions Charitable deduction: Book inventory, Charitable Deduction for Contributions of Book Inventories to Public Schools Food inventory, Charitable Deduction for Contributions of Food Inventory Child tax credit, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Clean-up costs, Demolition and Clean-up Costs Copy of tax return, request for, Request for copy of tax return. 2011 tax forms instructions Core disaster area, Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone (Core Disaster Area) Covered disaster area: Katrina, Katrina Covered Disaster Area Rita, Hurricane Rita Disaster Area (Rita Covered Disaster Area) Wilma, Wilma Covered Disaster Area Credits: Child tax, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Earned income, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Education, Education Credits Employee retention, Employee Retention Credit Hurricane Katrina housing, Hurricane Katrina Housing Credit Rehabilitation tax, Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit Work opportunity, Work Opportunity Credit D Deadlines, extended, Extended Tax Deadlines Demolition costs, Demolition and Clean-up Costs Depreciation: Qualified GO Zone property, Qualified GO Zone property. 2011 tax forms instructions Special allowance, Special Depreciation Allowance Disaster area: Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina Disaster Area Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Rita Disaster Area (Rita Covered Disaster Area) Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Wilma Disaster Area Distributions: Home purchase or construction, Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home Qualified hurricane, Qualified hurricane distribution. 2011 tax forms instructions Repayment of, Repayment of Qualified Hurricane Distributions Taxation of, Taxation of Qualified Hurricane Distributions E Earned income credit, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Education credits, Education Credits Eligible retirement plan, Eligible retirement plan. 2011 tax forms instructions Employee retention credit, Employee Retention Credit Exemption, additional for housing, Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by Hurricane Katrina F Federal mortgage subsidy, recapture of, Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy Food inventory, charitable deduction for, Charitable Deduction for Contributions of Food Inventory G Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone, Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone (Core Disaster Area) H Help: How to get, How To Get Tax Help Phone number, How To Get Tax Help Special IRS assistance, How To Get Tax Help Website, How To Get Tax Help Hope credit (see Education credits) Hurricane Katrina disaster area, Hurricane Katrina Disaster Area Hurricane Katrina housing credit, Hurricane Katrina Housing Credit Hurricane Rita disaster area, Hurricane Rita Disaster Area (Rita Covered Disaster Area) Hurricane Wilma disaster area, Hurricane Wilma Disaster Area I Involuntary conversion (see Replacement period for nonrecognition of gain) IRAs and other retirement plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans L Lifetime learning credit (see Education credits) M Mileage reimbursements, charitable volunteers, Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers N Net operating losses, Net Operating Losses Q Qualified GO Zone loss, Qualified GO Zone loss. 2011 tax forms instructions Qualified hurricane distribution, Qualified hurricane distribution. 2011 tax forms instructions R Reforestation costs, Reforestation Costs Rehabilitation tax credit, Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit Relocation, temporary, Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation Replacement period for nonrecognition of gain, Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain Retirement plan, eligible, Eligible retirement plan. 2011 tax forms instructions Retirement plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans Rita GO Zone, Rita GO Zone S Section 179 deduction, Increased Section 179 Deduction Standard mileage rate, charitable use, Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles T Tax return: Request for copy, Request for copy of tax return. 2011 tax forms instructions Request for transcript, Request for transcript of tax return. 2011 tax forms instructions Taxpayer Advocate, Contacting your Taxpayer Advocate. 2011 tax forms instructions Temporary relocation, Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation Theft losses, Casualty and Theft Losses Timber: 5-year NOL carryback, 5-year NOL carryback of certain timber losses. 2011 tax forms instructions Reforestation costs, Reforestation Costs Transcript of tax return, request for, Request for transcript of tax return. 2011 tax forms instructions W Wilma GO Zone, Wilma GO 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The 2011 Tax Forms Instructions

2011 tax forms instructions Publication 971 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 2011 tax forms instructions Questions about innocent spouse relief. 2011 tax forms instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Expanded filing deadline for equitable relief. 2011 tax forms instructions  The period of time in which you may request equitable relief has been expanded. 2011 tax forms instructions See How To Request Relief later. 2011 tax forms instructions More information. 2011 tax forms instructions   For more information about the latest developments on Publication 971, go to www. 2011 tax forms instructions irs. 2011 tax forms instructions gov/pub971. 2011 tax forms instructions Introduction When you file a joint income tax return, the law makes both you and your spouse responsible for the entire tax liability. 2011 tax forms instructions This is called joint and several liability. 2011 tax forms instructions Joint and several liability applies not only to the tax liability you show on the return but also to any additional tax liability the IRS determines to be due, even if the additional tax is due to income, deductions, or credits of your spouse or former spouse. 2011 tax forms instructions You remain jointly and severally liable for the taxes, and the IRS still can collect from you, even if you later divorce and the divorce decree states that your former spouse will be solely responsible for the tax. 2011 tax forms instructions In some cases, a spouse (or former spouse) will be relieved of the tax, interest, and penalties on a joint tax return. 2011 tax forms instructions Three types of relief are available to married persons who filed joint returns. 2011 tax forms instructions Innocent spouse relief. 2011 tax forms instructions Separation of liability relief. 2011 tax forms instructions Equitable relief. 2011 tax forms instructions Married persons who did not file joint returns, but who live in community property states, may also qualify for relief. 2011 tax forms instructions See Community Property Laws , later. 2011 tax forms instructions This publication explains these types of relief, who may qualify for them, and how to get them. 2011 tax forms instructions You can also use the Innocent Spouse Tax Relief Eligibility Explorer at IRS. 2011 tax forms instructions gov by entering “Innocent Spouse” in the search box. 2011 tax forms instructions What this publication does not cover. 2011 tax forms instructions   This publication does not discuss injured spouse relief. 2011 tax forms instructions You are an injured spouse if your share of the overpayment shown on your joint return was, or is expected to be, applied (offset) against your spouse's legally enforceable past-due federal taxes, state income taxes, state unemployment compensation debts, child or spousal support payments, or a federal nontax debt, such as a student loan. 2011 tax forms instructions If you are an injured spouse, you may be entitled to receive a refund of your share of the overpayment. 2011 tax forms instructions For more information, see Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation. 2011 tax forms instructions Comments and suggestions. 2011 tax forms instructions   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2011 tax forms instructions   You can write to us at the following address:  Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. 2011 tax forms instructions NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 2011 tax forms instructions Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 2011 tax forms instructions   You can email us at taxforms@irs. 2011 tax forms instructions gov. 2011 tax forms instructions Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. 2011 tax forms 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forms instructions If you are working with an IRS employee, you can ask that employee, or you can call 866-897-4270. 2011 tax forms instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals 555 Community Property 556 Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund 594 The IRS Collection Process Forms (and Instructions) 8857 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications