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Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

Thank you for your question. I understand that you wish to file your 2011 federal income tax return, and are curious if you need to file your state income tax return at the same time.

You do not HAVE to file your state return at the same time, but it is wise. The IRS and states share information, so if you file your federal return, you'd better believe that eventually Arkansas would be looking for their return too. So, get your tax returns done as soon as possible, although you don't have to actually file both of them at the same time. Please let me know if you need anything additional. Have a happy New Years

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