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Instructions for Form 8839
taxmap/instr2/i8839-011.htm#TXMP1309fa29

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Line 16(p8)

rule
If you received employer-provided adoption benefits in a prior year for the same child, enter on line 16 the total of the amounts shown on lines 20 and 24 of the last Form 8839 you filed for the child.
caution
Special rules apply if the prior year benefits were received in connection with the adoption of a foreign child and the adoption became final in 2010. See Exclusion of prior year benefits on page 6.