Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Tax Credit 2019

Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for 2019 Updated January 2019 For adoptions finalized in 2019, there is a federal adoption tax credit of up to $14,080 per child. The 2019 adoption tax credit is NOT refundable, which means taxpayers can only use the credit if they have federal income tax liability (see below). The… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit 2018

Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for 2018 Updated March 2019 For more about the adoption tax credit, see our main page on the subject and our FAQS If you finalized your adoption in a year other than 2018, please use the links in the menu to go to the page of the year that… Read more

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Proposal to Eliminate the Adoption Tax Credit Reversed!

November 9, 2017 Good news! The House Ways and Means Committee has reversed the proposed elimination of the adoption tax credit! Thank you for joining us to fight for the adoption tax credit and for vulnerable children and families. Below is the statement of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group, of which NACAC is a… Read more

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Let Your Members of Congress Know How Much the Adoption Tax Credit Matters to You!

As many of you know, the adoption tax credit (ATC) is vulnerable and may be eliminated as part of tax reform – and we need your help to save it! Join us as we work to keep pressure on Congress to save the credit that makes it possible for all families to adopt. Help us… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit Webinar

This webinar was recorded January 2017 but the principles are the same for claiming the adoption tax credit currently. Have questions about how to claim the adoption tax credit? NACAC’s adoption tax credit expert, Josh Kroll, presents a webinar on the federal adoption tax credit outlining the steps to file for the adoption credit. The… Read more

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IRS Forms Related to the Adoption Tax Credit

Below are links to the IRS forms (https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions) and instructions you will need to claim the adoption tax credit. To claim the adoption credit you must complete Form 8839 for the year you finalized the adoption. If you use a tax preparer or software, they should complete the form for you. Form 8839 Form 8839… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit Advocacy Toolkit

NACAC—as part of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group—is working to save the adoption tax credit and to ask Congress to make it refundable. We ask you to join us in this advocacy movement! What You Should Know There are two important things to know: In current discussions about tax reform, some people are suggesting… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit Webinar Just Announced

Have questions about how to claim the adoption tax credit? On January 31, 2017 at 2 pm central time (noon pacific, 1 pm mountain, and 3 pm eastern), NACAC’s adoption tax credit expert, Josh Kroll, presented a webinar on the federal adoption tax credit outlining the steps to file for the adoption credit. The focus… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit FAQs

Updated March 2017 Can I receive the credit if I adopted a child from another country? Yes, once the adoption is legally finalized, either in your child’s home country or in the US, you can claim your qualified adoption expenses, up to the maximum. Is the adoption tax credit for all adoptions or just special… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit 2012 and 2013

Because 2012 and 2013 are now closed tax years, you cannot receive any refund you were due for either year. BUT you can still amend your 2012 and 2013 taxes and claim the credit in order to carry any remaining benefit of the credit forward to 2014 and other open tax years. Any amount you… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit 2014

Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for 2014 For more about the adoption tax credit, see our main page on the subject and our FAQS If you finalized your adoption in a year other than 2014, please use the links to go to the page of the year that you adopted. For adoptions finalized* in… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit 2015

Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for 2015 For more about the adoption tax credit, see our main page on the subject and our FAQS If you finalized your adoption in a year other than 2015, please use the links to go to the page of the year frough you adopted. For adoptions finalized* in… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit 2016

Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for 2016 Updated March 2017 For more about the adoption tax credit, see our main page on the subject and our FAQS If you finalized your adoption in a year other than 2016, please use the links on the right (or below if on a small screen) to go… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit 2017

Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for 2017 Updated March 2017 For more about the adoption tax credit, see our main page on the subject and our FAQS If you finalized your adoption in a year other than 2017, please use the links in the menu to go to the page of the year that… Read more

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Adoption Tax Credit

Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for Adoptions Finalized from 2012 to 2019 Updated March 2019 Who Is Eligible for the Adoption Tax Credit? You can claim the federal adoption tax credit if: You adopted a child other than a stepchild. You can claim the credit if you adopted from foster care, adopted internationally, adopted… Read more

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