Form 8839: Tried to Efile, but Getting Rejection Which Says I Cannot Efile
You must file a paper return and mail it with attachments under the New Adoption Credit Rules for the 2010 tax year per IRS Tax Topic 607.
According to the IRS you must attach Form 8839 along with adoption related documentation, which are in the form of qualifying expenses directly related to the adoption.
Qualifying expenses are fees directly related to the adoption such as adoption fees, court costs, attorney fees, traveling(including meals and lodging while away from home).
Attachment requirements for Form 8839 – Qualified Adoption Credit and paper filing requirements are rules per the New Adoption Credit Rules for the 2010 tax year per IRS Tax Topic 607.
TurboTax is adhering to IRS filing requirements by allowing you to only paper file returns containing these forms.
Documents required to be attached can vary depending on the type of adoption. See IRS Tax Topic 607– Adoption Credit for more information on the different types of adoption.
What do I do if I am at the end of my return and I wanted to efile and it was rejected?
Don’t worry. TurboTax still allows you to paper file your return per the IRS' requirement.
Once your form 8839 is ready, follow these steps:
- Save a copy of your online return by going to the Home Tab and Choosing the option "Save Your 2010 return to your computer" in the "We Can help You Section".
- Download a copy of desktop version to open this file and complete the process.
- Support will need to help you with downloading your desktop version after trying to efile online. Find out How To Contact Support here.
Note: There are certain situations related to IRS late legislation that may affect the availability of Form 8839.