Adoption Tax Credits

Federal laws allow for parents to deduct certain expenses incurred during adoption.

Parents are subject to certain income limits, but if they are eligible, the tax code allows for the following:

  • An income tax credit is given for qualifying expenses, which include adoption fees, attorney costs, court costs and travel expenses;
  • The income tax credit is subtracted from your total tax liability;
  • Tax credits may be taken in the year following the year in which expenses were incurred, or the current year in which the adoption became final;
  • A tax credit may not be taken for an adoption expense(s) that were reimbursed by your employer, but reimbursed expenses may be excluded from your gross income;
  • The adopt child must be under 18, or physically and/or mentally unable to care for himself; and
  • The adoption of a child with special needs may allow you to deduct more qualified adoption expenses.

Fredrick P. Niemann Esq.

Do you have questions about adoption tax credits in New Jersey?  If so, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.

toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or

to schedule a consultation about your particular needs.  He welcomes your calls and inquiries and you’ll find him easy to talk to and very approachable.

Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, New Jersey, Monmouth County Adoption Attorney