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Adoption Support Group in ConcordTue, Jun 04 2013 at 09:13pm
Come Join Our Adoption Support Group!
- Are you interested in connecting with other adoptive families with similar life experiences?
- Do you feel like no one around you understands what you are going through? Are you feeling frustrated and exhausted?
- Do you want to find a place where you can get good ideas from other adoptive parents?
- Are you willing to listen and share common experiences?
you have already adopted or have foster children in your home who you will be
adopting, we have a spot for you in our Adoption Support Group. Come
join us at Granite State College, Room 107, 25 Hall Street, Concord NH June 12th
Pre-registration is required and light refreshments will be served at this free event.
Childcare is not provided, so please make sure to make other childcare arrangements
This group is led by Cynthia Hogan and Jennifer McAllister. Both Cynthia and Jennifer currently work at DCYF in the Post Adoption Unit and have many years of experience working with foster and adoptive children.
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Adoption Tax Credit InformationThu, Jan 03 2013 at 06:52pm
Information from NACAC
Adoption Tax Credit Is Made Permanent
The legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff (the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, signed into law on January 2) included a provision that made the adoption tax credit permanent. Unfortunately it did not make the adoption credit refundable, so it will only benefit those adoptive families who have federal income tax liability.
For 2013, we believe the maximum adoption credit and exclusion will be slightly higher than the 2012 maximum of $12,650. The credit will begin to phase out for families with modified adjusted gross incomes above a certain level (around $190,000) and the credit will go away completely for those with incomes around $230,000. (Exact numbers for the maximum credit and income guidelines have yet to be releaesed.)
For 2013 and beyond, the credit will remain flat for special needs adoptions, meaning that those who adopt children from the U.S. who receive adoption assistance/adoption subsidy benefits can claim the maximum credit regardless of their expenses. For other adoptions (except for step-parent adoptions), parents can claim the credit based on their qualified adoption expenses.
NACAC is deeply disappointed Congress did not make the adoption tax credit refundable for 2012 or future years, and will continue to advocate for refundability in the future. We will keep you posted on these advocacy efforts.
Even though the credit isn't refundable for 2012, we encourage those who adopted in 2012 to submit a Form 8839 with their 2012 taxes even if they do not have tax liability. Although they will not receive an adoption credit refund with their 2012 taxes, the credit can be carried forward up to five additional years. Families might benefit later if either their tax situation changes or the credit is made refundable in the future, and then wouldn't have to amend their 2012 taxes.
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