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How to enter an amount on Form 8839 Line 3 in Lacerte

SOLVEDby Intuit7Updated July 11, 2023

Follow these steps to enter the limited qualified adoption expenses:

  1. Go to Screen 37, Adoption Credit (8839).
  2. Select the child in the top-left panel under Child.
  3. In the subsection Prior Year Information, enter the applicable amount in Limited qualified adoption expenses.
    • If the taxpayer filed a prior year Form 8839 with the adoption of this child, enter the limited qualified adoption expenses from the appropriate line of the Form 8839, in the prior year(s).
    • Limited qualified adoption expenses is the mandatory field to trigger Form 8839, Line 3 to be marked Yes.

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