$8000.00 Purchase Tax Break Extended

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First Time Buyers Get Better Tax Break

       First Time homebuyers can now take advantage of an expanded tax break, as a provision under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Up to $8,000 is available to qualified taxpayers who buy a home by 11/30/2009 & claim up to $8,000 on their 2009 tax returns.

       Unlike the prior first-time homebuyer credit, this is money individuals do not need to pay back.  The internal Revenue Service has posted (on IRS.gov) a revised version of the Form 5405 (click here for Form 5405), First Time Homebuyer Credit to incorporate provisions from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.

 A brief summary of the tax credit provision is outlined below:

  • How Much is the Tax Credit?  Up to 10% of the Purchase price or up to $8,000 max.
  • Who is Eligible?  1st Time Buyers purchasing a principal residences only.
  • Income Limits?  Max income for Individual is $75,000; Married Couple $150,000.
  • Expiration Date?  Eligible Buyers must close 11/30/2009.
  • Is Repayment required?  No as long as the property is not sold or rented in first 3 years.

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