First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Can I Avoid Filing a Tax Return?

Every New Year brings with it the thought of having to file a tax return.  Some may find excitement in this as others dread it.  Of course some may be able to avoid the whole process altogether.  If your income … read more

Still Time Left!

At the moment the first time homebuyer credit (and the related long-term resident credit) has not been extended by Congress. These credits expired April 30, 2010.  However, if you entered into a binding contract prior to May 1, 2010, you … read more

When Does a Student Need to File a Return?

If you are an unmarried dependent, you must file a tax return if your earned and/or unearned income exceeds certain limits.  Earned income includes salaries, wages, tips, professional fees, and taxable scholarship and fellowship grants.  Unearned income includes taxable interest, … read more

First-Time Homebuyer Credit – Residency Exceptions

Previously, Mike Anderson and Jill Helm had provided certain information regarding the first-time homebuyer credit. This blog will provide additional information regarding the residency requirements for individuals and married couples. For first-time homebuyers that are married, both spouses have to meet … read more

First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Qualifications

As Michael explained in yesterday’s post, the IRS just extended and expanded the first time homebuyer credit. This may leave you wondering if your home qualifies for the credit.  I would like to mention a few unique circumstances that may … read more

First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

The newly passed Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 extends the first time homebuyer tax credit and expands the credit to some existing homeowners. The first time homebuyer tax credit originally applied only to purchases made prior to … read more

IRS Warns Taxpayers to Beware of First-Time Homebuyer Credit Fraud

Recently the IRS warned taxpayers to beware of this type of scheme by making sure the tax preparer is providing good information related to taking this credit and that all the requirements are met. The IRS announced its first successful … read more


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