Adoption Tax Credit – Big Event Coming up! Help make an impact!

NCFA has big news and we need your help! There are two events in Congress next week and our collective voices are so important.

On May 11 over 200 people from across the country will be advocating for the Adoption Tax Credit as part of RESOLVE’s Advocacy Day.

There will be a Member Day Hearing on Tax Legislation on Thursday, May 12, at 10:00 AM in the House Ways & Means Tax Policy Subcommittee. The hearing is a unique opportunity for House Members on both sides of the aisle to present their ideas to improve the tax code, and we want to make sure they know how important the ATC is to children in need of families.

In light of these two events taking place next week, we urge you to spread the word and contact your Representatives on May 9, 10 or 11 and ask them to:

1. Co-sponsor the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act (H.R. 2434/S. 950) and

2. Attend the Member Day Hearing on Tax Legislation and speak in support of making the ATC refundable.

(To find your Representative, go here: http://www.house.gov/ )

In other news, our bipartisan congressional briefing on Tax Day, April 18th, was a success! Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Representative Diane Black (R-TN) and Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) were honorary hosts. As Representative Black said in her remarks, “Families have room in their hearts to adopt, but they don’t always have room in their budget.”

012ab136d159ede55f44a0b04c6373c0 Adoptive mothers, Margaret Fink, Christine Brinker and Laura Hertenstein, shared moving stories about their adoption journeys and how the credit has impacted their families. The importance of a refundable credit is more apparent now than ever. 

 

“This credit made my family possible.” – Grace Brinker & mother, Christine, of Pennsylvania

Since our bipartisan briefing on April 18th, the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act, H.R. 2434, gained two new cosponsors!

  1. Rep. Tim Murpy (R-PA)
  2.  Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

Thanks to your social media activity throughout April, our tweets had impressions—more than three times what we had in March. Of those 12,700 were from the week of the briefing. Our hashtags #passhr2434, #passS950 and #ATCStorm have now collectively made over 330,000 impressions!

Keep showing Congress how passionate you are about passing H.R. 2434/S.950 on behalf of children in need of families. There are nearly 108,000 children in U.S. foster care who are waiting to be adopted.

Warm Regards,

The ATC Working Group Executive Committee
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Adopt America Network
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (Secretariat)
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Donaldson Adoption Institute
National Council for Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
ShowHope
Voice for Adoption

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Adoption Tax Credit Briefing on April 18th, Tax Day. Invite your Members of Congress!

Dear Families,

The Executive Committee has been meeting with more congressional staff over the last few weeks about the importance of protecting the adoption tax credit (ATC) and making it refundable. We have collectively made GREAT progress on the bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act (S. 950/H.R. 2434), but we still have work to do before congressional recess this summer. That will be our last chance to advance the ATC bill this Congress!

In an effort to elevate the ATC on behalf of children and families on #TaxDay2016, we have organized a joint, bipartisan congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to share the experiences of adoptive families and the importance of a refundable adoption tax credit. Senators Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Danny Davis (D-IL) will be honorary hosts of the briefing on April 18th. Please ask your Members of Congress to send their tax, adoption and child welfare staff. Don’t know who your Members are? Find out here!

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Your phone calls and emails lead to more cosponsors of the ATC bill, which increases the likelihood that the bill will actually be considered by congressional leadership. Please continue to reach out to your Members of Congress to ask them to cosponsor. Don’t know who your Members are? Find out here!

In other news, the IRS released a new Tip: Top Ten Facts about the Adoption Tax Credit, which addresses common questions about the current ATC and its limits. As an additional resource, read an article by Becky Wilmoth about the ATC and the need to advocate for refundability: Foster Care & The Adoption Tax Credit.

Please use this tax season to spread the word about the ATC on behalf of children and families!

Warm Regards,

The ATC Working Group Executive Committee

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Adopt America Network
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (Secretariat)
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Donaldson Adoption Institute
National Council for Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
ShowHope
Voice for Adoption

#TaxDay2016

Adoption Tax Credit Briefing on April 18th, Tax Day. Invite your Members of Congress!

Dear Families,

The Executive Committee has been meeting with more congressional staff over the last few weeks about the importance of protecting the adoption tax credit (ATC) and making it refundable. We have collectively made GREAT progress on the bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act (S. 950/H.R. 2434), but we still have work to do before congressional recess this summer. That will be our last chance to advance the ATC bill this Congress!

In an effort to elevate the ATC on behalf of children and families on #TaxDay2016, we have organized a joint, bipartisan congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to share the experiences of adoptive families and the importance of a refundable adoption tax credit. Senators Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Danny Davis (D-IL) will be honorary hosts of the briefing on April 18th. Please ask your Members of Congress to send their tax, adoption and child welfare staff. Don’t know who your Members are? Find out here!

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Your phone calls and emails lead to more cosponsors of the ATC bill, which increases the likelihood that the bill will actually be considered by congressional leadership. Please continue to reach out to your Members of Congress to ask them to cosponsor. Don’t know who your Members are? Find out here!

In other news, the IRS released a new Tip: Top Ten Facts about the Adoption Tax Credit, which addresses common questions about the current ATC and its limits. As an additional resource, read an article by Becky Wilmoth about the ATC and the need to advocate for refundability: Foster Care & The Adoption Tax Credit.

Please use this tax season to spread the word about the ATC on behalf of children and families!

Warm Regards,

The ATC Working Group Executive Committee

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Adopt America Network
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (Secretariat)
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Donaldson Adoption Institute
National Council for Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
ShowHope
Voice for Adoption

#TaxDay2016

Adoption Tax Credit Briefing on April 18th, Tax Day. Invite your Members of Congress!

Dear Families,

The Executive Committee has been meeting with more congressional staff over the last few weeks about the importance of protecting the adoption tax credit (ATC) and making it refundable. We have collectively made GREAT progress on the bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act (S. 950/H.R. 2434), but we still have work to do before congressional recess this summer. That will be our last chance to advance the ATC bill this Congress!

In an effort to elevate the ATC on behalf of children and families on #TaxDay2016, we have organized a joint, bipartisan congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to share the experiences of adoptive families and the importance of a refundable adoption tax credit. Senators Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Danny Davis (D-IL) will be honorary hosts of the briefing on April 18th. Please ask your Members of Congress to send their tax, adoption and child welfare staff. Don’t know who your Members are? Find out here!

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Your phone calls and emails lead to more cosponsors of the ATC bill, which increases the likelihood that the bill will actually be considered by congressional leadership. Please continue to reach out to your Members of Congress to ask them to cosponsor. Don’t know who your Members are? Find out here!

In other news, the IRS released a new Tip: Top Ten Facts about the Adoption Tax Credit, which addresses common questions about the current ATC and its limits. As an additional resource, read an article by Becky Wilmoth about the ATC and the need to advocate for refundability: Foster Care & The Adoption Tax Credit.

Please use this tax season to spread the word about the ATC on behalf of children and families!

Warm Regards,

The ATC Working Group Executive Committee

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Adopt America Network
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (Secretariat)
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Donaldson Adoption Institute
National Council for Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
ShowHope
Voice for Adoption

#TaxDay2016

Meet 4 Pro-Life Lawmakers Who Chose to Adopt by Philip Wegmann

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Source: www.dailysignal.com

By Philip Wegmann

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Markwayne Mullins’ R-Okla,  advice is always the same: “If it’s crossed your mind, then there’s something that’s been put on your heart, then you need to actively pursue that. Until you know for a fact the door is closed. Otherwise that nagging is never going to go away.”

Update on the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act!

Tax%20Credit%202012 The Executive Committee has been meeting with congressional staff over the last few months about the importance of protecting the adoption tax credit (ATC) and making it refundable. We have collectively made GREAT progress on the bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act (S. 950/H.R. 2434), but we still have work to do before congressional recess in July. That will be our last chance to advance the ATC bill this Congress!

There are 14 new cosponsors of H.R. 2434! Your phone calls and emails lead to more cosponsors of the ATC bill, which increases the likelihood that the bill will be considered.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced a new Task Force on Tax Reform with the principle of limiting “credits that riddle the tax code.” We understand there is bipartisan interest in simplifying the tax code, but we know that the ATC makes adoption a more viable option for many children and families. Please keep the ATC from being eliminated in any tax reform efforts by:

1. Asking the House Ways & Means Committee to consider H.R. 2434 before recess in July

2. Asking your Members of Congress to cosponsor S. 950/H.R. 2434

3. Asking your colleagues to join our 151-member-strong cause by emailing taylor@ccainstitute.org

4. Liking the ATC on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and spreading the word!

Let’s keep up the momentum of strengthening families through the ATC!

Warm Regards,

The ATC Working Group Executive Committee

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Adopt America Network
Christian Alliance for Orphans
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (Secretariat)
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Donaldson Adoption Institute
National Council for Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
ShowHope
Voice for Adoption

ADOPTION TAX CREDIT WEBINAR *** Cancelled Due to Illness

Unfortunately our speaker, Becky Wilmoth notified us this morning that she has come down with the flu and will NOT be able to do the Adoption Tax Credit webinar tonight at 7:00 p.m CST. 

We apologize for this inconvenience and we hope Becky feels better soon!  In the meantime, mark your calendars for next week — same time — we’ll do the webinar!  Please mark your calendars for the new date:  THURSDAY, MARCH 11 7:00 PM CST

We will send an update and reminder next week.  All families registered for this webinar have been notified. Should they miss the notice or contact you please let them know that we have had to reschedule.

Thanks so much and have a great day!

Kelly Ellison
Your Adoption Finance Coach
CEO/Adoptive Parent
www.youradoptionfinancecoach.com
(816) 682 5500

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How do you claim the Adoption Tax Credit? We Know How, Listen Up!

Source: https://creatingafamily.org

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How do you claim the Adoption Tax Credit on your federal income tax for adoptions completed in 2015 and taxes being filed in 2016? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Becky Wilmoth, an Adoption Tax Credit Specialist at Bills Tax Service, and Josh Kroll, Adoption Tax Credit Coordinator at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).

Click here to listen.

All About Your Adoption Tax Credit – Join Us For A Live Seminar!

Tax%20Credit%202012 Join us for this live webinar with tax specialist, Becky Wilmoth from Bill’s Tax Service.  We’ll review all of the guidelines you need to know to take full advantage of the adoption tax credit.  Whether your adoption is complete or you are just getting started you will find this webinar very informative!

Tuesday, October 27th, 7:00 pm CST
Space is limited, register today!

For more information on this free event please email us at coach@youradoptionfinancecoach.com

Best regards,
Hopscotch Adoptions

Update on the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2015!

"Last Wednesday, the ATCWG Executive Committee co-hosted a congressional briefing with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) on the Adoption Tax Credit. Senators Casey and Blunt announced the reintroduction of the bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2015 (S. 950). Please contact congressional offices with which you have relationships to share the exciting co-sponsorship opportunity! "

Here are the things you can do to support S.950:

  • Reach out to any relationships you may have asking members to co-sponsor this important piece of legislation
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