Participants learned the steps they need to take to file for the U.S. federal adoption tax credit. The focus was on filing for 2021, and covered applying for the credit for adoptions as far back as 2018. Presenter Josh Kroll explained what parents need to do to take advantage of the credit. Key points include that the credit is not a refundable credit for 2021 and that parents who adopt children who receive adoption assistance/adoption subsidy benefits do not need to have adoption-related expenses to claim the credit. The session focused on families who adopted children with special needs from foster care but will be applicable to all adoptive families as well.
Important! This material was presented as a guide for tax year 2021, and should be considered as reference only for subsequent tax years. Consult your tax preparer for the current guidelines.
Note: This course is being hosted on NFPATI on behalf of the Maryland Resource Parent Association. It is open to all participants, but please note that an MRPA-branded certificate will be issued for the completion of this course.
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