The tax benefits for adoption are numerous and a bit complicated.
This year adoptive parents may be able to take a tax credit of up to $10,160 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Also, up to $10,160 paid or reimbursed by an employer for qualifying adoption expenses under an adoption assistance program may be excludable from gross income. Adoptive parents may claim both a credit and an exclusion for expenses of adopting an eligible child.
Finally, beginning in 2003, the maximum credit and exclusion of $10,160, subject to certain income and tax liability limits, will be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs even if the adoptive parents do not have ANY qualifying expenses. This "refundable credit" has long been sought by adoption advocates.
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