The extended and expanded Home Buyer Tax Credit has been in effect since November 2009. To take advantage of the $8,000 or $6,500 credit, you need to have an accepted offer by April 30th, and close by July 1st, 2010. The rules to the credit are pretty simple, but there are some intricate details that may cause problems for some people. And there are certain scenarios that cause some confusion as to whether or not you qualify (i.e. marriage and divorce). In any case, I thought it would be a good idea to create a page with some of the best resources to find answers about the Home Buyer Credits.
– WisconsinHomeBuyer.org – Wisconsin Realtors Association’s Site for Home Buyers
– FederalHousingTaxCredit.com – National Association of Home Builders created this site specifically for people looking for information on the Home Buyer Credits
– IRS Home Buyer Credit Page – The Federal Government’s page dedicated to the Home Buyer Credit.
– IRS Questions & Answers – Great page on the IRS website to look for answers to your specific questions about whether you qualify for the credit or not.
– “The Basics: Extended Home Buyer Tax Credit 2009/2010” – A National Association of Realtors (NAR) article
– “How to Get the Extended Home Buyer Tax Credit” – Another NAR Article