I'm wondering

Has anyone that applied for the adoption tax credit for 2010 actually received what they were supposed to?
Considering how many of us were counting on that tax credit to offset the costs of our adoptions and considering how many adoption took place in 2010, you'd think someone, somewhere would figure it out. I can't even imagine how much the #R^ actually owes adoptive parents. There were more than 11,000 internationally adopted children brought into the U.S. in 2010 alone.  That doesn't even account for the domestic adoptions that took place in 2010!

 Let's see, 11,000 multiplied by $13,170?    $144,870,000

Now, depending on a person's income, they may have some of that money phasing out. The point is, there is a lot of money that is being owed to taxpayers who have adopted. 

I read from someone else that they were approached by a news agency to be interviewed about this problem as they were waiting for their refund. However, they do not want to be the only ones on-air complaining about the problem and were recruiting others into the interview for "strength in numbers".   I've also heard here and there that a senator may get involved. (I'm wondering what they would even be able to do?)

Looks like we all will be learning another lesson in patience because I guess we just didn't have enough practice in patience while waiting for federal governments to push our paperwork through to the next desk during our adoptions so we could bring home our children. 


I'm getting impatient while learning patience!

Shonni  – (April 18, 2011 at 9:45 AM)  

We don’t have ours either!

sidknee  – (April 18, 2011 at 7:40 PM)  

Heather, feel free to contact your senators, governor, representives. Thats what they are there for. Use em !!

copperdog  – (April 18, 2011 at 10:19 PM)  

Our adoption was final in 2008 so the same $11,600 is stretched over 3 years for us. The first year we could only claim about 9k of it, the second year was about 2k of it and this year they raised it a few hundred and we had some additional readoption expenses (that really don't matter to the gov't anyway) and we only had about 500 left of the original to claim. But this is the first year we had to paper file and include proof of adoption with our tax return. Previous years they just accepted the ss# as proof. The last 2 years we did get a refund against what we would've owed. We haven't gotten a refund yet for this year yet. Furloughs?
Its definitely not what I expected in the way of the tax credit--I thought you would apply all of it at once, but it doesn't work that way.

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