H.R. 1561 (109th): Childhood Adoption Act of 2005

Apr 12, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Harold Ford Jr.
Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district
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Apr 12, 2005
8 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 02, 2006


This bill was introduced on April 12, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 12, 2005
Referred to Committee Apr 12, 2005
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the incentives for adoption and to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to increase adoptive incentive payments.


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29 cosponsors (18D, 11R) (show)

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Childhood Adoption Act of 2005 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) increase the tax credit for adoption expenses from $10,000 to $15,000; (2) make such tax credit refundable; and (3) increase the exclusion from gross income for employer-paid adoption expenses from $10,000 to $15,000.
Amends title IV, part E (Federal Payments for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of the Social Security Act to increase: (1) levels of adoption incentive payments payable to States under the adoption assistance program; and (2) funding for adoption incentive payments for FY 2006 through 2008.

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