You would have to file a 2011 tax return. 2011's tax return was due in 2012, and you have three years from April 15, 2012, to claim a refund. If you were due a refund for 2011, you will not get it because it's too late. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Craig W. Smalley, E.A. - Admitted To Practice Before The Internal Revenue Service
No, only W-2s from the year in question can be used to report income for that particular year. If you have unreported income from 2011, you'll either need to file a 2011 return (if you didn't but were required to) or an amended 2011 return if you simply failed to include it. Also, don't forget state income tax return if applicable. Here’s the IRS
on Failure to File or Pay Penalties – Eight Facts.
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