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What expenses are deductible as Adoption Expenses?

According to Alabama tax laws, “reasonable medical and legal expenses paid or incurred by the taxpayers in connection with the adoption of a minor may be deducted as an adjustment to income.  Medical expenses include any medical and hospital expenses of the adoptee and the adoptee’s biological mothers which are incident of the adoptee’s birth and subsequent medical care and in the case of the adoptee, are paid or incurred before the petition is granted. Adoption agency fees are not deductible.”

According to Alabama tax laws, “reasonable medical and legal expenses paid or incurred by the taxpayers in connection with the adoption of a minor may be deducted as an adjustment to income.  Medical expenses include any medical and hospital expenses of the adoptee and the adoptee’s biological mothers which are incident of the adoptee’s birth and subsequent medical care and in the case of the adoptee, are paid or incurred before the petition is granted. Adoption agency fees are not deductible.”

Related FAQs in Income Tax Questions, Individual Income Tax

For information on who qualifies as your dependent for Alabama Income Tax purposes, go to: Information about dependents

There are four different filing statuses available under Alabama law:

Single
Married Filing a Joint Return
Married Filing a Separate Return
Head of Family
Explanation of the filing statuses

For a list of income exempt from Alabama Income Tax, go to: Listing of exempt income items

All income is subject to Alabama income tax unless specifically exempted by state law. For examples of taxable income go to: Listing of taxable income

Interest on obligations of the State of Alabama or any county, city, or municipality of Alabama, and interest on obligations of the United States, or any of its possessions.

For single persons, heads of families, and married persons filing separate returns:

2% First $500 of taxable income

4% Next $2,500 of taxable income

5% All taxable income over $3,000

For married persons filing a joint return:

2% First $1,000 of taxable income

4% Next $5,000 of taxable income

5% All taxable income over $6,000