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New Home Buyer Tax Credit

by The Jana Caudill Team

Although the proposed $15,000 home buyer tax credit did not pass legislation, President Obama did sign a similar, although smaller, tax credit to help stimulate our economy.

The new tax credit is equivalent to 10% of the purchase price of the home, capping at $8,000. The purchase must be made on or after January 1st, 2009 through December 1st, 2009. This only applies to first time home buyers. First time home buyers are considered those who have not owned a home for three years. The tax credit is subject to income limitations. Single buyers need a modified adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less to qualify for the full credit. Married couples need a gross income of $150,000. Those earning more may be eligible for reduced credits. Their new home has to be their principal residence for three years. Those who sell before three years will have to pay the tax credit back to the government. 

To compare the difference between the new tax credit and the previous tax credit, please click here.

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New stimulus package proposes tax credit for home buyers

by The Jana Caudill Team

Last week, the Senate verbally approved the Fix Housing First Act, an important amendment to their version of the Economic Stimulus Bill. The piece of legislation and the Stimulus Bill are still awaiting Senate and House negotiations, but could provide all home buyers of primary residences over the next year with a tax credit of $15,000 or 10 percent of the cost of the home, whichever is less. The credit will not need to be repaid unless the home is sold within two years of purchase. This Senate's version of the tax credit, if implemented, will replace, or “sunset” the current $7,500 credit. If you are not familiar with this Act, please click here for more information.

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Source: Keller Williams Realty: This Week @ KW-February 9-13, 2009

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