just to confirm, can i take a tax credit for adopting my
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Sorry, no. Adoption of your spouse's child(ren) is not antaxes said:
No credit to adopt your spouse's child as those expenses aretaxes said:
The IRS also offers certain tax credits and incometaxes said:
The IRS offers certain tax credits and income exclusionstaxes said:
Per 2005 Instructions for Form 8839 Qualified AdoptionNo you cannot. Qualified adoption expenses do not include
expenses for the adoption of your spouse's child. See the
instructions for form 8839 for details.
couldn't before, unless that part of the tax law hastaxes said:
You have misread the instructions. The information aboutPer 2005 Instructions for Form 8839 Qualified Adoption
Expenses include among other things expenses paid "for the
doption of your spouse's child". See
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8839.pdf. the relevant
paragraph starts on bottom of page 1 and continues onto page
2 of the instructions. This does not agree w/ the Pub 17
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