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H&r block 2011 tax return 20. H&r block 2011 tax return   Standard Deduction Table of Contents What's New Introduction Standard Deduction Amount Standard Deduction for Dependents Who Should ItemizeWhen to itemize. H&r block 2011 tax return Married persons who filed separate returns. H&r block 2011 tax return What's New Standard deduction increased. H&r block 2011 tax return  The standard deduction for some taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) is higher for 2013 than it was for 2012. H&r block 2011 tax return The amount depends on your filing status. H&r block 2011 tax return You can use the 2013 Standard Deduction Tables in this chapter to figure your standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return Introduction This chapter discusses the following topics. H&r block 2011 tax return How to figure the amount of your standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return The standard deduction for dependents. H&r block 2011 tax return Who should itemize deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return Most taxpayers have a choice of either taking a standard deduction or itemizing their deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return If you have a choice, you can use the method that gives you the lower tax. H&r block 2011 tax return The standard deduction is a dollar amount that reduces your taxable income. H&r block 2011 tax return It is a benefit that eliminates the need for many taxpayers to itemize actual deductions, such as medical expenses, charitable contributions, and taxes, on Schedule A (Form 1040). H&r block 2011 tax return The standard deduction is higher for taxpayers who: Are 65 or older, or Are blind. H&r block 2011 tax return You benefit from the standard deduction if your standard deduction is more than the total of your allowable itemized deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return Persons not eligible for the standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return   Your standard deduction is zero and you should itemize any deductions you have if: Your filing status is married filing separately, and your spouse itemizes deductions on his or her return, You are filing a tax return for a short tax year because of a change in your annual accounting period, or You are a nonresident or dual-status alien during the year. H&r block 2011 tax return You are considered a dual-status alien if you were both a nonresident and resident alien during the year. H&r block 2011 tax return Note. H&r block 2011 tax return If you are a nonresident alien who is married to a U. H&r block 2011 tax return S. H&r block 2011 tax return citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, you can choose to be treated as a U. H&r block 2011 tax return S. H&r block 2011 tax return resident. H&r block 2011 tax return (See Publication 519, U. H&r block 2011 tax return S. H&r block 2011 tax return Tax Guide for Aliens. H&r block 2011 tax return ) If you make this choice, you can take the standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return If an exemption for you can be claimed on another person's return (such as your parents' return), your standard deduction may be limited. H&r block 2011 tax return See Standard Deduction for Dependents, later. H&r block 2011 tax return Standard Deduction Amount The standard deduction amount depends on your filing status, whether you are 65 or older or blind, and whether an exemption can be claimed for you by another taxpayer. H&r block 2011 tax return Generally, the standard deduction amounts are adjusted each year for inflation. H&r block 2011 tax return The standard deduction amounts for most people are shown in Table 20-1. H&r block 2011 tax return Decedent's final return. H&r block 2011 tax return   The standard deduction for a decedent's final tax return is the same as it would have been had the decedent continued to live. H&r block 2011 tax return However, if the decedent was not 65 or older at the time of death, the higher standard deduction for age cannot be claimed. H&r block 2011 tax return Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older) If you are age 65 or older on the last day of the year and do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return You are considered 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. H&r block 2011 tax return Therefore, you can take a higher standard deduction for 2013 if you were born before January 2, 1949. H&r block 2011 tax return Use Table 20-2 to figure the standard deduction amount. H&r block 2011 tax return Higher Standard Deduction for Blindness If you are blind on the last day of the year and you do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return Not totally blind. H&r block 2011 tax return   If you are not totally blind, you must get a certified statement from an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) that: You cannot see better than 20/200 in the better eye with glasses or contact lenses, or Your field of vision is 20 degrees or less. H&r block 2011 tax return   If your eye condition is not likely to improve beyond these limits, the statement should include this fact. H&r block 2011 tax return You must keep the statement in your records. H&r block 2011 tax return   If your vision can be corrected beyond these limits only by contact lenses that you can wear only briefly because of pain, infection, or ulcers, you can take the higher standard deduction for blindness if you otherwise qualify. H&r block 2011 tax return Spouse 65 or Older or Blind You can take the higher standard deduction if your spouse is age 65 or older or blind and: You file a joint return, or You file a separate return and can claim an exemption for your spouse because your spouse had no gross income and cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer. H&r block 2011 tax return You cannot claim the higher standard deduction for an individual other than yourself and your spouse. H&r block 2011 tax return Examples The following examples illustrate how to determine your standard deduction using Tables 20-1 and 20-2. H&r block 2011 tax return Example 1. H&r block 2011 tax return Larry, 46, and Donna, 33, are filing a joint return for 2013. H&r block 2011 tax return Neither is blind, and neither can be claimed as a dependent. H&r block 2011 tax return They decide not to itemize their deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return They use Table 20-1. H&r block 2011 tax return Their standard deduction is $12,200. H&r block 2011 tax return Example 2. H&r block 2011 tax return The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that Larry is blind at the end of 2013. H&r block 2011 tax return Larry and Donna use Table 20-2. H&r block 2011 tax return Their standard deduction is $13,400. H&r block 2011 tax return Example 3. H&r block 2011 tax return Bill and Lisa are filing a joint return for 2013. H&r block 2011 tax return Both are over age 65. H&r block 2011 tax return Neither is blind, and neither can be claimed as a dependent. H&r block 2011 tax return If they do not itemize deductions, they use Table 20-2. H&r block 2011 tax return Their standard deduction is $14,600. H&r block 2011 tax return Standard Deduction for Dependents The standard deduction for an individual who can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return is generally limited to the greater of: $1,000, or The individual's earned income for the year plus $350 (but not more than the regular standard deduction amount, generally $6,100). H&r block 2011 tax return However, if the individual is 65 or older or blind, the standard deduction may be higher. H&r block 2011 tax return If you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return, use Table 20-3 to determine your standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return Earned income defined. H&r block 2011 tax return   Earned income is salaries, wages, tips, professional fees, and other amounts received as pay for work you actually perform. H&r block 2011 tax return    For purposes of the standard deduction, earned income also includes any part of a scholarship or fellowship grant that you must include in your gross income. H&r block 2011 tax return See Scholarships and fellowships in chapter 12 for more information on what qualifies as a scholarship or fellowship grant. H&r block 2011 tax return Example 1. H&r block 2011 tax return Michael is single. H&r block 2011 tax return His parents can claim an exemption for him on their 2013 tax return. H&r block 2011 tax return He has interest income of $780 and wages of $150. H&r block 2011 tax return He has no itemized deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return Michael uses Table 20-3 to find his standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return He enters $150 (his earned income) on line 1, $500 ($150 + $350) on line 3, $1,000 (the larger of $500 and $1,000) on line 5, and $6,100 on line 6. H&r block 2011 tax return His standard deduction, on line 7a, is $1,000 (the smaller of $1,000 and $6,100). H&r block 2011 tax return Example 2. H&r block 2011 tax return Joe, a 22-year-old full-time college student, can be claimed as a dependent on his parents' 2013 tax return. H&r block 2011 tax return Joe is married and files a separate return. H&r block 2011 tax return His wife does not itemize deductions on her separate return. H&r block 2011 tax return Joe has $1,500 in interest income and wages of $3,800. H&r block 2011 tax return He has no itemized deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return Joe finds his standard deduction by using Table 20-3. H&r block 2011 tax return He enters his earned income, $3,800 on line 1. H&r block 2011 tax return He adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $4,150 on line 3. H&r block 2011 tax return On line 5, he enters $4,150, the larger of lines 3 and 4. H&r block 2011 tax return Because Joe is married filing a separate return, he enters $6,100 on line 6. H&r block 2011 tax return On line 7a he enters $4,150 as his standard deduction because it is smaller than $6,100, the amount on line 6. H&r block 2011 tax return Example 3. H&r block 2011 tax return Amy, who is single, can be claimed as a dependent on her parents' 2013 tax return. H&r block 2011 tax return She is 18 years old and blind. H&r block 2011 tax return She has interest income of $1,300 and wages of $2,900. H&r block 2011 tax return She has no itemized deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return Amy uses Table 20-3 to find her standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return She enters her wages of $2,900 on line 1. H&r block 2011 tax return She adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $3,250 on line 3. H&r block 2011 tax return On line 5, she enters $3,250, the larger of lines 3 and 4. H&r block 2011 tax return Because she is single, Amy enters $6,100 on line 6. H&r block 2011 tax return She enters $3,250 on line 7a. H&r block 2011 tax return This is the smaller of the amounts on lines 5 and 6. H&r block 2011 tax return Because she checked one box in the top part of the worksheet, she enters $1,500 on line 7b. H&r block 2011 tax return She then adds the amounts on lines 7a and 7b and enters her standard deduction of $4,750 on line 7c. H&r block 2011 tax return Example 4. H&r block 2011 tax return Ed is single. H&r block 2011 tax return His parents can claim an exemption for him on their 2013 tax return. H&r block 2011 tax return He has wages of $7,000, interest income of $500, and a business loss of $3,000. H&r block 2011 tax return He has no itemized deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return Ed uses Table 20-3 to figure his standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return He enters $4,000 ($7,000 - $3,000) on line 1. H&r block 2011 tax return He adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $4,350 on line 3. H&r block 2011 tax return On line 5 he enters $4,350, the larger of lines 3 and 4. H&r block 2011 tax return Because he is single, Ed enters $6,100 on line 6. H&r block 2011 tax return On line 7a he enters $4,350 as his standard deduction because it is smaller than $6,100, the amount on line 6. H&r block 2011 tax return Who Should Itemize You should itemize deductions if your total deductions are more than the standard deduction amount. H&r block 2011 tax return Also, you should itemize if you do not qualify for the standard deduction, as discussed earlier under Persons not eligible for the standard deduction . H&r block 2011 tax return You should first figure your itemized deductions and compare that amount to your standard deduction to make sure you are using the method that gives you the greater benefit. H&r block 2011 tax return You may be subject to a limit on some of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income is more than: $250,000 if single ($275,000 if head of household, $300,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); or $150,000 if married filing separately). H&r block 2011 tax return See chapter 29 or the instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040) for more information on figuring the correct amount of your itemized deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return When to itemize. H&r block 2011 tax return   You may benefit from itemizing your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you: Do not qualify for the standard deduction, or the amount you can claim is limited, Had large uninsured medical and dental expenses during the year, Paid interest and taxes on your home, Had large unreimbursed employee business expenses or other miscellaneous deductions, Had large uninsured casualty or theft losses, Made large contributions to qualified charities, or Have total itemized deductions that are more than the standard deduction to which you otherwise are entitled. H&r block 2011 tax return These deductions are explained in chapters 21–28. H&r block 2011 tax return    If you decide to itemize your deductions, complete Schedule A and attach it to your Form 1040. H&r block 2011 tax return Enter the amount from Schedule A, line 29, on Form 1040, line 40. H&r block 2011 tax return Electing to itemize for state tax or other purposes. H&r block 2011 tax return   Even if your itemized deductions are less than your standard deduction, you can elect to itemize deductions on your federal return rather than take the standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return You may want to do this if, for example, the tax benefit of itemizing your deductions on your state tax return is greater than the tax benefit you lose on your federal return by not taking the standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return To make this election, you must check the box on line 30 of Schedule A. H&r block 2011 tax return Changing your mind. H&r block 2011 tax return   If you do not itemize your deductions and later find that you should have itemized — or if you itemize your deductions and later find you should not have — you can change your return by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. H&r block 2011 tax return S. H&r block 2011 tax return Individual Income Tax Return. H&r block 2011 tax return See Amended Returns and Claims for Refund in chapter 1 for more information on amended returns. H&r block 2011 tax return Married persons who filed separate returns. H&r block 2011 tax return   You can change methods of taking deductions only if you and your spouse both make the same changes. H&r block 2011 tax return Both of you must file a consent to assessment for any additional tax either one may owe as a result of the change. H&r block 2011 tax return    You and your spouse can use the method that gives you the lower total tax, even though one of you may pay more tax than you would have paid by using the other method. H&r block 2011 tax return You both must use the same method of claiming deductions. H&r block 2011 tax return If one itemizes deductions, the other should itemize because he or she will not qualify for the standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return See Persons not eligible for the standard deduction , earlier. H&r block 2011 tax return 2013 Standard Deduction Tables If you are married filing a separate return and your spouse itemizes deductions, or if you are a dual-status alien, you cannot take the standard deduction even if you were born before January 2, 1949, or are blind. H&r block 2011 tax return Table 20-1. H&r block 2011 tax return Standard Deduction Chart for Most People* If your filing status is. H&r block 2011 tax return . H&r block 2011 tax return . H&r block 2011 tax return Your standard deduction is: Single or Married filing separately $6,100 Married filing jointly or Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child 12,200 Head of household 8,950 *Do not use this chart if you were born before January 2, 1949, are blind, or if someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent. H&r block 2011 tax return Use Table 20-2 or 20-3 instead. H&r block 2011 tax return Table 20-2. H&r block 2011 tax return Standard Deduction Chart for People Born Before January 2, 1949, or Who are Blind Check the correct number of boxes below. H&r block 2011 tax return Then go to the chart. H&r block 2011 tax return You: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Your spouse, if claiming spouse's exemption: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Total number of boxes checked   IF  your filing status is. H&r block 2011 tax return . H&r block 2011 tax return . H&r block 2011 tax return AND the number in the box above is. H&r block 2011 tax return . H&r block 2011 tax return . H&r block 2011 tax return THEN your standard deduction is. H&r block 2011 tax return . H&r block 2011 tax return . H&r block 2011 tax return Single 1 $7,600   2 9,100 Married filing jointly 1 $13,400 or Qualifying 2 14,600 widow(er) with 3 15,800 dependent child 4 17,000 Married filing 1 $7,300 separately 2 8,500   3 9,700   4 10,900 Head of household 1 $10,450   2 11,950 *If someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent, use Table 20-3 instead. H&r block 2011 tax return Table 20-3. H&r block 2011 tax return Standard Deduction Worksheet for Dependents Use this worksheet only if someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent. H&r block 2011 tax return Check the correct number of boxes below. H&r block 2011 tax return Then go to the worksheet. H&r block 2011 tax return You:   Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Your spouse, if claiming spouse's exemption: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Total number of boxes checked 1. H&r block 2011 tax return Enter your earned income (defined below). H&r block 2011 tax return If none, enter -0-. H&r block 2011 tax return 1. H&r block 2011 tax return   2. H&r block 2011 tax return Additional amount. H&r block 2011 tax return 2. H&r block 2011 tax return $350 3. H&r block 2011 tax return Add lines 1 and 2. H&r block 2011 tax return 3. H&r block 2011 tax return   4. H&r block 2011 tax return Minimum standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return 4. H&r block 2011 tax return $1,000 5. H&r block 2011 tax return Enter the larger of line 3 or line 4. H&r block 2011 tax return 5. H&r block 2011 tax return   6. H&r block 2011 tax return Enter the amount shown below for your filing status. H&r block 2011 tax return Single or Married filing separately—$6,100 Married filing jointly—$12,200 Head of household—$8,950 6. H&r block 2011 tax return   7. H&r block 2011 tax return Standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return         a. H&r block 2011 tax return Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 6. H&r block 2011 tax return If born after January 1, 1949, and not blind, stop here. H&r block 2011 tax return This is your standard deduction. H&r block 2011 tax return Otherwise, go on to line 7b. H&r block 2011 tax return 7a. H&r block 2011 tax return     b. H&r block 2011 tax return If born before January 2, 1949, or blind, multiply $1,500 ($1,200 if married) by the number in the box above. H&r block 2011 tax return 7b. H&r block 2011 tax return     c. H&r block 2011 tax return Add lines 7a and 7b. H&r block 2011 tax return This is your standard deduction for 2013. H&r block 2011 tax return 7c. H&r block 2011 tax return   Earned income includes wages, salaries, tips, professional fees, and other compensation received for personal services you performed. H&r block 2011 tax return It also includes any amount received as a scholarship that you must include in your income. H&r block 2011 tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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H&r block 2011 tax return 12. H&r block 2011 tax return   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. H&r block 2011 tax return Free help with your tax return. H&r block 2011 tax return   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. H&r block 2011 tax return The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. H&r block 2011 tax return The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. H&r block 2011 tax return Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. 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H&r block 2011 tax return gov, or download the IRS2Go app. H&r block 2011 tax return Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. H&r block 2011 tax return The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. H&r block 2011 tax return Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. H&r block 2011 tax return Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. H&r block 2011 tax return Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. H&r block 2011 tax return Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. H&r block 2011 tax return If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. H&r block 2011 tax return The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. H&r block 2011 tax return Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. H&r block 2011 tax return Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. H&r block 2011 tax return The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. H&r block 2011 tax return Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. H&r block 2011 tax return Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. H&r block 2011 tax return Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. H&r block 2011 tax return You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. H&r block 2011 tax return It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. H&r block 2011 tax return Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). H&r block 2011 tax return You should receive your order within 10 business days. H&r block 2011 tax return Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. H&r block 2011 tax return If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. H&r block 2011 tax return Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. H&r block 2011 tax return The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. H&r block 2011 tax return These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. H&r block 2011 tax return Walk-in. H&r block 2011 tax return   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. H&r block 2011 tax return Products. H&r block 2011 tax return You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. H&r block 2011 tax return Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. H&r block 2011 tax return Services. H&r block 2011 tax return You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. H&r block 2011 tax return An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. H&r block 2011 tax return Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. H&r block 2011 tax return gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. H&r block 2011 tax return Mail. H&r block 2011 tax return   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. H&r block 2011 tax return You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. H&r block 2011 tax return Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. H&r block 2011 tax return Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. H&r block 2011 tax return The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. H&r block 2011 tax return Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. H&r block 2011 tax return   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. H&r block 2011 tax return We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. H&r block 2011 tax return You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. H&r block 2011 tax return You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. H&r block 2011 tax return   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. H&r block 2011 tax return Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. H&r block 2011 tax return Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. H&r block 2011 tax return Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. H&r block 2011 tax return We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. H&r block 2011 tax return   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at www. H&r block 2011 tax return irs. H&r block 2011 tax return gov/Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. H&r block 2011 tax return   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. H&r block 2011 tax return If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. H&r block 2011 tax return Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. H&r block 2011 tax return   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes. H&r block 2011 tax return Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. H&r block 2011 tax return Visit www. H&r block 2011 tax return irs. H&r block 2011 tax return gov/Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. H&r block 2011 tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications