The Internal Revenue Service is reminding tax practitioners that they cannot electronically file  Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses, this year, but instead must mail the forms to the IRS.

In addition, the IRS said in an email to tax professionals Friday that there is no longer a requirement to attach supporting documentation to this year’s return. However, documentation must be kept as part of a taxpayer’s records.

To claim the credit or exclusion, tax preparers should complete the printed PDF version of Form 8839, and attach it to Form 1040 or Form 1040NR.

The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to use tax preparation software to prepare their Forms 1040 and Forms 8839. However, instead of filing electronically, they must print and mail their completed forms to the IRS.

For more information on the Adoption Credit and adoption assistance programs, click here.

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