skip navigation

Search Help
Navigation Help

Topic Index
ABCDEFGHI
JKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ#

FAQs
Forms
Publications
Tax Topics

Comments
About Tax Map

IRS.gov Website
Instructions for Form 8839
For use in Preparing 2010 Returns
General InstructionsPurpose of FormDefinitionsEligible ChildQualified Adoption ExpensesEmployer-Provided Adoption BenefitsWho Can Take the Adoption Credit or Exclude Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits?Married Persons Filing Separate ReturnsWhen To Take the Credit or ExclusionCarryforward From Prior Years (2005–2009)Specific InstructionsPart I—Information About Your Eligible Child or Children Line 1Attempted AdoptionsMore Than Three Eligible ChildrenCarryforward From Prior YearColumn (c)Column (d)Column (e)Column (f)Column (g)Part II—Adoption Credit  Line 2Line 3Line 5Line 8Line 13—Credit CarryforwardPart III—Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits  Line 15Line 16Line 20Line 22