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Instructions for Form 8839
For use in Preparing 2013 Returns
General InstructionsFuture DevelopmentsPurpose of FormDefinitionsEligible ChildQualified Adoption ExpensesEmployer-Provided Adoption BenefitsWho Can Take the Adoption Credit or Exclude Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits?Married Persons Not Filing JointlyWhen To Take the Credit or ExclusionSpecific InstructionsPart I—Information About Your Eligible Child or Children Line 1Attempted Adoptions of U.S. ChildrenMore Than Three Eligible ChildrenColumn (c)Column (d)Column (e)Column (f)Column (g)Part II—Adoption Credit  Line 2Line 3Line 5Line 7Line 13Line 15Line 16—Credit Carryforward to 2014Part III—Employer-Provided Adoption Benefits  Line 17Line 18Line 22Line 23