You can claim both the credit and the exclusion for expenses of adopting an eligible child.
Qualified adoption expenses are reasonable and necessary expenses directly related to, and for the principal purpose of, the legal adoption of an eligible child.
Qualified adoption expenses include:
Qualified adoption expenses do not include expenses:
Additional information on adoption expenses including eligible child rules and employer-provided adoption assistance may be found in the IRS Instructions for Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses.
To enter information for the adoption credit (Form 8839) in the TaxAct® program, go to our Form 8839 - Adoption Credit and Exclusion FAQ.
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