What about this $8,000.00 First-Time Home Credit?
There has been a lot in the news and conversation within the real estate community about getting an $8,000.00 credit if you purchase a home this year. This is true and it is one heck of a deal; with that said nothing is that easy to get, especially from the Federal Government, so here are the details.
- 1) To qualify as a first-time homebuyer you could not have owned a home for the last three years. For example if you are buying in 2009 you could not have owned any property in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008.
- 2) Maximum annual income is $75,000 if you are single and $150,000 if married filing jointly.
- 3) You have to live in the property for a minimum of three years as your primary residence to avoid repayment of the credit.
- 4) Credit will be taken on your 2009 Federal Tax returns; see this link for the form and instructions on eligibility http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f5405.pdf
- 5) To get all of the details of how this first-time homebuyer credit can benefit your income taxes for the 2009 tax year contact your accountant.
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