#Good news! The IRS has extended the tax deadline to April 18th! As long as you submit your federal return by midnight on 4/18/2018, you won't be considered a late filer for your federal return. Direct debit tax payments that are submitted with your federal return (or on the IRS website) by 4/18 are also considered timely filed ×

What rules apply for international adoptions?

International adoptions include all adoptions of eligible children who are not yet citizens or residents of the U.S. or its possessions before the adoption effort begins. The preferential rules for adopting special needs children do not apply to international adoptions.

Eligible expenses you pay for international adoptions can only be used towards the adoption credit in the year when the adoption becomes finalized. Once an adoption becomes final, and subject to the dollar limitation, qualified adoption expenses paid during or after the year of finality are allowable as a credit for the year of payment.

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