We have recently been looking for a home to take advantage of the current low interest rates. We have heard that the government sponsored tax rebate is no longer available, is that true?
We had some friends that recently bought a home and they will get up to $8000.00 depending on how much income tax they owe. We sure would like to get the same kind of deal but were unsure if the program had expired.
I had been told that the program expired at the end of November of 2009. Thanks for any information you can give us.
Thanks for asking your questions.
I'm not a tax professional so I would have to encourage you to talk with a tax expert to see if you qualify for the First Time Home Buyer tax credit.
There was a program that expired in the end of 2009 as you thought. However, the government has extended it until June 30, 2010.
You have to close by this date in order to qualify.
The credit is for a maximum of $8,000 and it can be used as a down payment in some loan programs out there.