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Adoption State Tax Credit Clears First Hurdle

by Sammy Edmonds posted Jan 22 2014 3:12PM
Governor Pence‘s call to make adoption easier in Indiana has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The House Family and Children Committee unanimously endorsed the governor‘s proposal for a tax credit to defray the cost of adoption.  
 
There‘s already a federal credit linked to household income.  Pence‘s plan would add a state credit equal to 10-percent of the federal credit, making it worth up to 12-hundred dollars.
 
M.L.J. Adoptions Director Michelle Jackson says cost is the main obstacle to adoption.  But she says the bill would also establish a nine-member study committee to look at ways to streamline adoption paperwork.
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Topics : Social Issues
Location : Indiana
People : Michelle JacksonPence
01/22/2014 3:12PM
Adoption State Tax Credit Clears First Hurdle
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