Yearly Archive2014

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Kurt Hughes and Michelle Tarnelli Attend the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys 25th Anniversary and Annual Conference in New Orleans

From May 7th to May 10th, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) held its annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s conference also marked the 25th Anniversary of AAAA. U.S. Senator for Louisiana Mary Landrieu, a lifelong advocate for responsible adoption and foster care policy, spoke at the AAAA/AAARTA Gala, which was held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Over 270 attorneys attended the conference, and are among the most distinguished attorneys in adoption and assisted reproductive technology (ART) law.

AAAA is an invitation-only national association of attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law. Kurt Hughes is the only practicing Vermont attorney who is a member of AAAA. He was invited to join AAAA in 1997, and became a member of AAARTA at its foundation in 2009. Michelle Tarnelli attended the conference as Kurt’s associate attorney. Both Kurt and Michelle practice in the areas of adoption law and assisted reproductive technology (ART) law.

For more information on the AAAA and AAARTA, please visit www.adoptionattorneys.org.

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Adoption Expense Tax Credit: Updates for 2014

For taxable years beginning in 2014, the credit allowed for an adoption of a child with special needs is $13,190. The maximum credit allowed for other adoptions is the amount of qualified adoption expenses up to $13,190. The income limit on the adoption credit is based on your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI), and the MAGI phase out begins at $197,880.

For more information, visit the IRS website Topic 607 – Adoption Credit and Adoption Assistance Programs

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