Federal Adoption Tax Credit

1040 form

Have questions about the Federal Adoption Tax Credit?

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, signed into law on January 2, 2013, included a provision that made the adoption tax credit permanent. Learn more below.

The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has a section on its website devoted to this topic.

Adoption Tax Credit
A free online course offered by Adoption Learning Partners
The adoption tax credit provides a very valuable benefit to adoptive families; it is also among one of the most complicated tax law provisions. This course will help you determine eligibility, create record-keeping systems and prepare for year-end tax planning.

FAQs on the adoption tax credit
Save the Adoption Tax Credit is an effort of the Adoption Tax Credit Working Group—a collaboration of 139 adoption and child welfare organizations.


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