Tax Credit for Qualifying Homebuyers

New law extends and expands the homebuyer tax credit

The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 extends the federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers and expands it to certain repeat homebuyers. You must purchase a qualifying principal residence before May 1, 2010 and close before July 1, 2010 to be eligible for the homebuyer tax credit.

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New Homebuyer Profile: Amy

Amy entered into a contract to buy a new home for $180,000 on November 10, 2009. Closing is scheduled for January 5, 2010. Amy is a qualified first-time homebuyer under the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009. Amy can claim the Homebuyer Tax Credit by filing Form 5405 and the required supporting documents with her federal tax return.

Amy's First Home:
 $180,000  First-Home Purchase Price
$8,000  WHBAA Tax Credit*
=$172,000  True Cost after tax credit

* Under WHBAA, the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit is 10% of the purchase price of the home, up to a maximum of $8,000. The tax credit is not available if the purchase price exceeds $800,000.

This profile is provided for illustrative purposes only. It is not intended to provide actual tax savings or financial advice. Consult your tax advisor.

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