We adopted a sibling pair in 2012, but Turbo keeps telling us we have a carry over even though it is past the 5 years. Why? We click "no" for a carryover, but it keeps telling us we have a carryover. Because of this I can't transfer from previous year and have to keep putting in individual returns year after year. Why? How do I stop the carryover? I don't want to be held liable like I was with state tax when our solar carried over for 2 years. We ended up getting audited and paying back almost $3K to the state.
The adoption credit carryforward is on Form 8839. You can delete this form if it is no longer needed on your return.
To remove Form 8839 and the adoption carryforward, please follow the steps below:
- Open your tax return.
- Search for adoption credit and select the Jump to link.
- On the Did you pay any adoption expenses in 2020 or earlier? or the Credit for Adoption Expenses screen, answer No.
- Then, click on Tools.
- Click on Delete a Form.
- Scroll down to Form 8839 and click Delete.
Thank you. I did what you said and it doesn't ask me if I paid. It goes straight to Adoption Carryforward nd telling me I have an adoption carry credit forward, which I do not. Then it tells me to enter my sons information again. It says I must enter the information about my kids so I can use the credit this year.
Please try deleting the form without going to the Adoption Credit Section:
Sign in to your online account
Continue working on your return
Click Tax Tools on the left side bar
Click Tools on the drop-down
Click "Delete a form" on the “Tools Center” screen
Scroll down the list and find Form 8839 then click Delete
Confirm the delete
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