Tips For The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

This is a great article.  The one part that stuck out to me was this.  “INCOME CONSIDERATIONS: The tax credit, for home purchases made through end of November, comes with income thresholds, $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for joint filers. After those limits, the credit begins to phase out. If you bought a home this year and expect your 2008 income to be lower than next year’s, it makes sense to file for the credit this year using a 2008 amended return.

However, if you think your income will decrease, due to job loss, wage cuts or hour reductions, it makes more sense to file for the tax credit on your 2009 tax returns to get the most out of the credit, Meighan said.”