Completing your tax return

Note: Line 31300 was line 313 before tax year 2019.

On line 31300 of your return, enter the amount of eligible adoption expenses related to the adoption of a child who is under 18 years of age. The maximum claim for each child is $16,255.

Two adoptive parents can split the amount if the total combined claim for eligible expenses for each child is not more than the amount before the split.

Parents can claim the expenses incurred for the entire adoption period or an amount of $16,255, whichever is less, in the tax year in which the adoption period ends.

Reimbursement of an eligible expense - You must reduce your eligible expenses by any reimbursements or other forms of assistance you received.

Supporting documents

Filing electronically or filing a paper return
Do not send any supporting documents when you file your tax return. Keep them in case the CRA asks to see them later.

If, at the end of the year, you reside in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, or Yukon, be sure also to claim the corresponding provincial or territorial non-refundable tax credit to which you are entitled, on line 58330 of your provincial or territorial Form 428.

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