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Where do I enter adoption expenses?

SOLVEDby TurboTaxUpdated March 17, 2022

Adoption expenses are a dependant credit. You claim them by adding your adopted child as a dependant on your tax return and then entering the adoption expenses in the Deductions section of TurboTax.

Before you begin, add the adopted child to your tax return as a dependant and ensure that you can claim eligible adoption expenses this year.

  1. Select Find from the menu and enter claims for dependants
  2. Select the search result, then select Go
  3. Answer Yes to the question Would you like to review or claim any of these credits? and select Continue
  4. Choose the child for whom you have adoption expenses and select Enter Credit Info
  5. Select the checkbox for Adoption expenses, then select Continue to enter your eligible expenses
  1. Select Find from the menu and enter claims for dependants
  2. Select the search result, then select Go
  3. Answer Yes to the question Would you like to review or claim any of these credits? and select Continue
  4. Choose the child for whom you have adoption expenses and select Enter Dependant Credits
  5. Select the checkbox for Adoption expenses, then select Continue to enter your eligible expenses

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