Are you in the market for a new home? GREAT NEWS!! Tax Credits Extended & Improved
By Debra Ghysels
(Debra's Designs Home Staging and Redesign)
Let's Go House Shopping!! TAX CREDIT FOR HOME BUYERS First-Time Home buyers (FTHBs): First-time home buyers (that is, people who have not owned a home within the last three years) may be eligible for the tax credit. The credit for FTHBs is 10% of the purchase price of the home, with a maximum available credit of $8,000. Single taxpayers and married couples filing a joint return may qualify for the full tax credit amount. Current Owners: The tax credit program now gives those who already own a residence some additional reasons to move to a new home. This incentive comes in the form of a tax credit of up to $6,500 for qualified purchasers who have owned and occupied a primary residence for a period of five consecutive years during the last eight years. Single taxpayers and married coupl...