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I have a client who has adopted two special needs children

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I have a client who has adopted two special needs children and wants take the max adoption credit when they have only paid out expenses of $1890 and all other expenses were paid by the agency. I say they can take up to amount paid by them and they want the credit allowed which is more than 2010. I have looked at the adoption publication and would like some other take on this.
Lucille Schultz
L and R Acct
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LawTalk replied 5 years ago.
Good morning,

I'm sorry to hear of your confusion.

My understanding is that parents who adopt special needs children are not limited in their adoption credit based on the amount of money they actually expended, but may claim the maximum credit. Here is a link which discusses this issue:

Beginning in 2013, the credit will drop to $6,000 for special needs children---but for now, the full credit is $13,170.00.

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