Yes, there are. Hess intends that benefits you receive through the Adoption Assistance Program not be considered income for federal income tax purposes, to the extent permissible under Internal Revenue Code section 137. The IRS adjusts the tax credits and income limits periodically. You should consult with a professional tax advisor regarding the latest published figures. Please note that state and local taxes may also apply to benefits you receive through this program.
You are responsible for understanding the tax treatment of benefits you receive through the program and for claiming any applicable income exclusion by filing a Form 8839 along with your federal income tax return.
Consult your tax advisor for information about the tax consequences and help in filing Form 8839.