Deadline for claiming Home Buyer Credit
For those who wish to claim the first-time homebuyer credit, the deadline for closing, or going to settlement, on a principal residence you purchased is June 30, 2010.
In addition, you must have entered into a binding contract to buy the residence on or before April 30, 2010.
The maximum credit amount available is $8,000 for a “first-time homebuyer” for a buyer who has not owned a primary residence during the three years up to the date of purchase.
There’s also a credit of up to $6,500 for “long-time residents” who buy a new principal residence. To qualify this way, a buyer must have owned and used the same home as a principal or primary residence for at least five consecutive years of the eight-year period ending on the date of purchase of a new home as a primary residence.
The credit is reduced or eliminated for higher-income taxpayers, based on modified adjusted gross income.
For more information on qualifying for and claiming the credit, please refer IRS website on the First-Time Homebuyer Credit.
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