Congratulations! Congress has increased the homebuyer tax credit to $8,000 and has made several improvements concerning this credit. This bill provides for an $8,000 tax credit that would available for first time home buyers for the purchase of an owner occupied residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009 and the best news is that this credit does not require repayment. The credit will be claimed on a tax return to reduce the buyers income tax liability. If any credit remains unused, then the unused amount will be refunded as a check to the purchaser.
(Article Courtesy of Peabody&Lynnfield Weekly News-March 5, 2009)