Tax Credit for Adoption Expenses

You can claim this refundable tax credit if you were resident in Québec on December 31 of the year covered by the claim and any of the following conditions are met:

  • An adoption judgment establishing a bond of filiation between you and another person was rendered in the year by a court having jurisdiction in Québec.
  • Such an adoption judgment rendered outside Québec received legal recognition in Québec in the year covered by the claim.
  • A certificate of compliance with the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption was issued in the year covered by the claim (however, if the Minister of Health and Social Services has applied to the Court of Québec for a ruling on the validity of the certificate, you must claim the tax credit in the year in which the certificate was declared valid).

For more information, see point 6 in the instructions for line 462 in the guide to the income tax return (TP-1.G-V) or in form TP-1029.8.63-V, Tax Credit for Adoption Expenses.

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