IRS Forms Related to the Adoption Tax Credit
Below are links to PDFs of the IRS forms and instructions related to the tax credit. Families filiing for the tax credit must complete Form 8839 for the year they finalized the adoption.
If families are filing for an adoption from 2005 to 2009 and carrying forward credit to 2010, they must complete the Form 8839 for the year of finalization and each subsequent year through 2010.
Form 1040X is used to amend previous year's tax returns:
Guidance from the IRS on documenting adoptions and special needs: