adoption tax credit

Ways You Can Help Retain The Adoption Tax Credit


Heidi Bruegel Coxby Heidi Bruegel Cox, Gladney General Counsel & Executive Vice President

Several people have recently asked me about what they can do to help retain the Adoption Tax Credit.  The best site to connect with is and then contact their U.S. Senator or Representative. 

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Every Voice Matters - Save The Adoption Tax Credit


Adoption Tax CreditAs you might know, the Adoption Tax Credit (ATC) is vulnerable and may be eliminated as part of tax reform.  We need your voice to help save it. Please join with us as we encourage Congress to save the credit that makes it possible for all families to adopt.

Here are 8 easy steps to to help provide your story directly with your Members of Congress.

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Adoption Tax Credit Beginning in 2015


Adoption Tax CreditSeveral of us here at Gladney were doing some light reading in IRS Bulletin 2014-47 ( and wanted to share great news on the Adoption Credit. The Adoption Tax Credit will increase in 2015 to $13,400, up from $13,190 in 2014.

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ADVOCACY ALERT: Save the Adoption Tax Credit


Save the Adoption Tax CreditWhat better day than Tax Day to be an advocate for saving the Adoption Tax Credit.  Email your members of Congress with the message, "We are so grateful for your support of making the Adoption Tax Credit permanent, but more must be done! We urge you to reinstate the refundable provision, which was in place in 2010 and 2011, so that all adopted children have the ability to benefit."

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American Taxpayer Relief Act


It’s official, the Adoption Tax Credit is back and it is now a permanent part of the new American Taxpayer Relief Act for 2013 thanks to the advocacy efforts of adoptive families and supporters of adoption around the country. Details are still unclear at this point but we now know that:

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Federal Adoption Tax Credit


The IRS has released the 2011 form needed to claim the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, Form 8839. The IRS has also updated the instructions that accompany form 8839. Notably, the IRS has created a table (pg. 4 of the instructions) detailing what documentation is needed when filing for the credit, based on the type of the adoption.

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Did you finalize an adoption in 2011?



If you finalized your adoption in 2011, you are likely eligible for thousands of dollars in federal adoption tax credit!  Find out more.

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6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

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