2021 Adoption Credit ISSUE: - updated 2/2/2222
We are aware of an issue with the IRS schema concerning the maximum adoption credit allowed on Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses. Per the form and instructions, the maximum allowable credit is $14,440; however, the IRS schema has this value set as $14,400. Any e-filed return that includes the maximum $14,440 will receive IRS Rejection X0000-005.
At this time, please hold these returns until the IRS releases the next schema update which is tentatively scheduled for mid-March.
What is the form used for? :
- Use this form to figure the amount of your adoption credit and any employer-provided adoption benefits you can exclude from your income.
- You can claim both the exclusion and the credit for expenses of adopting an eligible child.
Is the form Supported in our program? Yes
How to access the form: To access the form you will need to open a 1040 return on the online/desktop and then go to Add Form/Display then in the look for box type 8839.
Limits to the form: This form cannot be copied.
IRS Publication: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8839