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can't delete adopted child

I've looked through the forums and nothing seems to be able to answer my problem. I somehow wound up with "adoptive child" for 2019 even though my kids were adopted in 2014. When I go to adoptive child info, there's nothing under name, etc. when I go to delete with the little trash can, and click yes for "are you sure you want to delete this adoptive child?" and then click done it says' it's removed but then when I try to review my taxes prior to submitting, it takes me back to adoptive child worksheet which I don't think I need to do. I can't get past this one point. 

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Employee Tax Expert

can't delete adopted child

Try deleting the Adoption Credit information.  See How to get out of the adoption credit?

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can't delete adopted child

I've done that about 6 times. It keeps popping back up when I go to review taxes before submitting.

Employee Tax Expert

can't delete adopted child

I suggest you go to the adoption credit section and add a child for adoption. Then, go back and delete the entry. Sometimes this will clear everything out.

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Returning Member

can't delete adopted child

That still didn't work and I really don't want to have to start all over with filling in my taxes. 

Employee Tax Expert

can't delete adopted child

Try deleting the forms.  

 

1.  Click "Tax Tools" in the left hand menu

2.  Click "Tools" in the left hand menu

3.  Click "Delete a Form" in the center screen

4.  Scroll down to form 8839, "Delete"

5.  The adoptive child worksheet, "Delete"

6.  The adoptive carryover wksht, "Delete"

 

 

 

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Returning Member

can't delete adopted child

There was no 8839 form in the list. The only one related to adoption was the adoption carryover worksheet. I deleted that, it said deletion successful but then loops back to the list of forms to delete and it's still there. Tried several times. 

Still shows worksheet to reviewwhen I try to review my taxes. 
I'm about to find some other online tax filing service. This is ridiculous. I've used Turbo Tax since 2015 with no issues till now. 

Employee Tax Expert

can't delete adopted child

It appears there is some carryover from prior years. I assume you are getting the error during "Smart Check"  review.  When it comes up what is it asking you to do or pointing out for you?  Can you copy/paste the error message?   

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can't delete adopted child

When I go to review all the tax information it takes me to  this and It wants me to fill out this but this form is not in the list of forms to delete.  I've deleted every thing I can.

 

 

Check This Entry
Adoptive Child Worksheet (Untitled): Child's last name must be entered.
 
Child's last name
 
Form 8839
Qualified Adoptive Child Worksheet
2019
G Keep for your records
Name as Shown on Return
Social Security Number
Complete one worksheet for each adoptive child.
QuickZoom to another Qualified Adoptive Child Worksheet
Returning Member

can't delete adopted child

Anybody with any other suggestions? Because this still isn't working

 

Employee Tax Expert

can't delete adopted child

It sounds like you may have an erroneous blank entry under one of your children.  I'd like you to check in PERSONAL INFO and go through each of your children.  The hint was that it is looking for a last name.  I'm sure you posted the children correctly, but a blank one may have been added by mistake.

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Returning Member

can't delete adopted child

Everything's filled out correctly and fully. I really don't want to have to use another tax prep site but that's where I'm headed soon if I can't figure this out. 

New Member

can't delete adopted child

I'm in the same situation.Some other form must be feeding info back into the adoption carryover form and causing it to regenerate.  It's driving me crazy.  Turbotax needs to address this!

New Member

can't delete adopted child

I live overseas and have to efile as I can't file by mail.  It won't let me efile until I fix this error, but there is no way to fix it! Super frustrating!

New Member

can't delete adopted child

Did you ever get an answer to this? I'm stuck in the same loop and taxes are due today! ( extension..)

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