Here is a solid breakdown of the information in the stimulus bill the President signed:
First-time homebuyers who purchase homes from the start of the year until the end of November 2009 may be eligible for the lower of an $8,000 or 10% of the value of the home tax credit. Remember a tax credit is very different than a tax deduction – a tax credit is equivalent to money in your hand, as opposed to a tax deduction which only reduces your taxable income.
The tax credit starts phasing out for couples with incomes above $150,000 and single filers with incomes above $75,000. Buyers will have to repay the credit if they sell their homes within three years.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss how you can apply this tax credit to your Center City Condo purchase, please feel free to call me at 215.521.1523 or drop me an email at Mark@CenterCity.com.
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