Tax credit hits close to home for minister

July 30, 2014 | Last updated on September 15, 2023
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Federal Minister of State for Finance Kevin Sorenson was in Calgary this week where he stopped by Christian Adoption Services — which helped him and his wife adopt two children over 20 years ago — to tout the expansion of the adoption expense tax credit.

Originally announced in this year’s federal budget, the maximum amount of the credit increased to $15,000 from $11,774 and applies to adoptions of children under the age of 18 finalized after 2013.

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Eligible expenses include adoption agency, immigration and document translation fees, as well as court and legal costs.