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     15-30-2364. Adoption tax credit -- limitations. (1) There is allowed a tax credit against the tax imposed by 15-30-2103 or 15-30-2151 for the legal adoption of an eligible child for which the taxpayer qualifies for the credit for adoption expenses under section 23 of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 23.
     (2) The amount of the credit allowed under subsection (1) is equal to $1,000 in the tax year the adoption is final. Only one credit is allowed for each eligible child. However, married taxpayers filing separately on the same form may allocate the credit between spouses.
     (3) To claim the credit under this section, the taxpayer shall:
     (a) include the name, age, and federal tax identification number, if known, of the eligible child on the tax return; and
     (b) provide other information as required by the department, including identification of an agent assisting with the adoption.
     (4) The credit allowed by this section may not be refunded if the taxpayer has a tax liability less than the amount of the credit. If the sum of credit carryovers from the credit, if any, and the amount of credit allowed by this section for the tax year exceed the taxpayer's tax liability for the current tax year, the excess attributable to the current tax year's credit is a credit carryover to the 5 succeeding tax years. The entire amount of unused credit must be carried forward to the earliest of the succeeding years, and the oldest available unused credit must be used first.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 320, L. 2007; Sec. 15-30-194, MCA 2007; redes. 15-30-2364 by Sec. 1, Ch. 147, L. 2009.

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