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Home Buyer Tax Credit Done When Obama Signs



Expanded Home Buyers Tax Credit Voted Up By Senate and House Today

Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended to April 30 2010Just today the United States House of Representatives voted 403-12 to extend and expand the Home Buyers Tax Credit.

The National Association of Realtors has provided this helpful document summarizing the details of the new Home Buyers Tax Credit.

Following the 48-0 vote by the United States Senate yesterday, and remembering our civics lessons, the Home Buyer Tax Credit will become law effective on the date that President Obama signs the bill.

Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension – Highlights of Changes:

*First Time Buyer Tax Credit is $8000 ($4000 if married/filing separately)

*+Tax Credit For Current Homeowner of $6500 ($3250 married/filing separately). Eligibility requires home being sold was principal residence for consecutive 5 years of the previous 8 years

*Credit Terminates for purchases After April 30, 2010. For the Extension Credit there needs to be a written, binding contract in effect on April 30, 2010. Purchasers will have until July 1st to close.

*You’ll note that the income limits have increased to $125,000 for a single purchaser and $225,000 for a married purchaser AND there is a limit of $800,000 on the cost of the home being purchased.

*The effective date of the Home Buyers Tax Credit Extension will be the date that President Obama signs the bill.

Be sure to save the the paper work from your purchase. Your documentation must be attached to your tax return. Check with your Accountant, but I’m guessing you will need your fully executed Agreement of Sale and your HUD-1.

This should bring a breath of fresh air to our housing markets and a smile to our piggy banks. Don’t miss out! Call me today, Judy Peterson 610-889-5509,  so that we can get started finding the right home for you!

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  1. Tax Guy

    I’ve been engaged in taxations for lengthier then I care to admit, both on the personal side (all my employed life story!!) and from a legal viewpoint since passing the bar and pursuing tax law. I’ve rendered a lot of advice and righted a lot of wrongs, and I must say that what you’ve put up makes complete sense. Please continue the good work – the more individuals know the better they’ll be armed to comprehend with the tax man, and that’s what it’s all about.

  2. Real Estate Pro

    With the initiatives taken by President Obama and the Senate within the white house is seriously affecting the real estate industry as a whole… They are continuously increasing the buyers tax which make the property prices so go more as investors need more when they see the investment is big.

    The game is not new but government should realize and re consider taxation issues on buyers specially to let the Real Estate live and grow..

  3. Nadia Huliai

    It was a nice incentive for buyers. I wish they would bring it back.
    Homes for sale in Chester County, PA

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