The First-Time Homebuyer And Current Home Owner Tax Credit Tax Credit

The $8,000 First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit is Extended

  • Now, qualified first-time home buyers would receive their $8000 tax credit if they sign a purchase contract by April 30, 2010 and close by June 30, 2010.
  • The home purchased must be their primary residence
  • Buyer cannot have owned a home during the past three years
  • Tax credit is up to 10% of the home value (not to exceed $8,000)
  • Annual income caps to qualify for the tax credit have increased ($125K for single filers / $225K for joint filers). Partial tax credit can be granted for incomes up to $145K for single filers / $245 for joint filers.

 PLUS New $6,500 Tax Credit for Current Home Owners Purchasing a Primary Residence

  • Eligible home buyers must have lived in their current home for 5 consecutive years of the past 8 years.
  • The new home does not have to cost more than the old home.
  • Eligible for homes with purchase agreements signed between November 6, 2009 and April 30, 2010, and close by June 30, 2010
  • Annual income caps to qualify for the full tax credit  ($125K for single filers / $225K for joint filers). Partial tax credit can be granted for incomes up to $145K for single filers / $245 for joint filers.
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