Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio Department of Taxation has compiled a list of frequently asked questions covering many different categories.

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Who qualifies for Ohio's adoption credit?

You qualify for this credit if all of the following are true:

  • You adopted a child under the age of 18;
  • The child was not your stepchild; AND
  • The adoption was finalized during the tax year.

This includes any adoption under the laws of any state or nation as long as the adoption is recognized under Ohio law.

See R.C. 5747.37(A).