Thanks to the Adoption Tax Credit (ATC), those who adopt a child are able to recover some of the costs up to $13,000.
But we want to make the Adoption Tax Credit even better!
RESOLVE, together with 150 other organizations in the ATC Working Group, advocates that the ATC should be refundable. That way, families with lower financial resources can get the benefit of the credit so they can afford to adopt a child in need. It’s an extra little boost that helps bring children and loving parents together.
In 2017, though, there’s a bigger threat to the ATC. Congress and the White House are talking about “tax reform” — and that means beneficial policies like the ATC are at risk of being eliminated. RESOLVE and the ATC Working Group need you to let Congress know: Keep the Adoption Tax Credit.
You can help.
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a refundable adoption tax credit was introduced into the U.S. Senate by Senators Robert Casey (PA)and Roy Blunt (MO) on April 25, 2017. S 937 would extend tax benefits to more Americans, encourage adoption and increase American families’ abilities to offer homes to adoptive children.
The same bill was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Diane Black (TN) on May 17, 2017. HR 2476 would amend the Internal Revenue Code to make the tax credit for adoption expenses refundable.
Although the adoption tax credit was made permanent in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” law), this new legislation will restore the refundable portion of the credit which was in place in 2010 and 2011. This legislation is critical to creating financial flexibility for families seeking to adopt.
RESOLVE is part of a national coalition of organizations committed to saving and improving the Adoption Tax Credit. Follow updates on the coalition via the website and Facebook page. RESOLVE supports this bill and needs your help getting this bill passed and made into a law.
The re-institution of the refundable adoption tax credit, through the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2017 will help provide access and relief to those who would otherwise not be able to build their family through adoption.
Current House of Representatives and Senate Co-Sponsors
Updated June 29, 2017:
Current Senate Co-Sponsors:
- Roy Blunt [R-MO]
- Kirsten Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]
- James M. Inhofe [R-OK]
- Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
- Edward J. Markey [D-MA]
- Mike Rounds [R-SD]
- Ben Sasse [R-NE]
Current House of Representatives Co-Sponsors
- Karen Bass [D-CA]
- Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA]
- Danny K. Davis, [D-IL]
- Debbie Dingell [D-MI]
- Trent Franks [R-AZ]
- Vicky Hartzler [R-MO]
- Seth Moulton [D-MA-6]
- Kristi L. Noem [R-SD]
- David P. Roe [R-TN]
- C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD]
- Krysten Sinema[D-AZ]
- Tim Ryan [D-OH]
- Robert J. Wittman [R-VA]