Waldlaw Blog

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Adoption Tax Credit & Second Parent Adoptions

Well, sorry to say, it now appears that the Adoption Tax Credit audit that I wrote about in late June is leading to an unprecedented number of denials of the credit to lesbians and gay men who have completed second parent adoptions around the country.

A number of attorneys who work with LGBT families around the country have been discussing this issue, and tax professor Pat Cain has provided some suggestions for how best to respond to the IRS.  Rather than reprinting her thoughts here, I am simply linking to her own blog on the subject.


If you have received a letter from the IRS disallowing your adoption tax credit, following completion of a second parent adoption, PLEASE send a letter to the IRS questioning their decision.  If they still do not approve your credit, please contact NCLR.


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