You want to see what fun I am having with the IRS??
They are disputing Quintin’s adoption, and that I should never have claimed him as an adopted dependent to receive the earned “adoption credit” of $13,000 – which is something new for adoptive families.
This March, along with my completed taxes, I sent in, as requested by IRS, copies of:
- his current birth certificate
- adoption decree
- Navajo pedigree document
In early May I received a letter stating I was being investigated for the adoption credit, and that my information on Quintin did not match up with their information.
When I called the one representative, she said that I could not claim him as a newly adopted son because:
- there was no mother listed on the birth certificate (?)
- his birth certificate clearly shows he was born April 1995 to me, and that he was, therefore, not adopted
I explained there were copies of the adoption decree, and of course, she did not have them.
I resent copies of all the papers, including his original birth certificate with items marked in “red” to indicate he had birth parents, and then me as his adoptive parent.
Today, I received a large envelope filled with items. They want even more proof – tons and tons of items!
- a letter from the adoption agency on letterhead, explaining Quintin was adopted
- a letter from the placing agency (New Mexico) on letterhead, explaining Quintin was adopted
- a letter from the adoption attorney on letterhead, explaining Quintin was adopted
- a letter from the tribe official on letterhead, explaining Quintin was adopted
- the court decree (which will be the 3rd I’ve sent in!)
- the Navajo pedigree (which will be the 3rd I’ve sent in!)
- my marriage license (good luck on finding that one!)
- letters from New Mexico
- letter from last school to indicate he left
- foster care agency to indicate he left
- 2011 school records (to show 6 month’s attendance)
- 2011 medical records from Ohio
- any other 2011 education documentation to prove his residency
My residency papers
- 6 months of 2011 utility receipts for electric, water, gas
- 6 months of 2011 house payments
- 6 months of 2011 telephone receipts (but cell phone is not acceptable, and we’ve not had land line for some time)
They sent me an EXAM that I must complete, by mail, to prove my residency in the USA, and Ohio – I’ve been a full-time USA resident since 1964, and in Ohio since 1990!