IRS Targeted Adoptive Families

90 percent of families claiming adoption credit were flagged for further review


Another day, another headache for the Internal Revenue Service.

This time, the federal agency is being accused of mishandling the tax returns of adoptive families.

A report from the IRS's Taxpayer Advocate Service says that 90% of families who claimed the adoption tax credit during the 2012 filing season had their returns flagged for further review. Nearly 70%t had at least a partial audit of their tax return.