The IRS recently published the Adoption Tax Credit numbers for 2019. The new maximum dollar amount allowed for the tax credit tax in 2019 is $14,080 per child (it was $13,840 in 2018). The Adoption Tax Credit begins to phase out for those families whose modified adjusted gross income for the applicable tax year exceeds $211,160 and is completely phased out for families with modified adjusted gross income of $251,160 or more. No tax credit benefit is allowed for families with a modified adjusted gross income level above $251,160 for 2019. The adoption of a “special needs” child qualifies for the full Adoption Tax Credit amount for each child without having to show the payment of any costs or expenses. This tax credit is most often allowed in the year the adoption is finalized. Check with your accountant or call our office for more details regarding the specific application of this tax benefit in your case.