The following articles address frequently asked questions about the adoption credit, Form 8839. More questions can be found below.
- Entering Information for Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses
- Form 8839 Credit for Unsuccessful Adoption
- Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses Blank When Input Present
- Entering an Amount on Form 8839 Line 3
Indicating the adoption is for a special needs child
This entry is done in Screen 37, Adoption Credit, with the checkbox titled Special needs adoption that became final in 2023. Checking that box will check this box of the 8839.
Refer to the F1 tax help for more information.