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Expansion of Home Buyers Tax Credit is not just for “Move-Up”

The new expanded portion of the Tax Credit for Homer buyers is being referred to a Move-up plan.

You can also downsize.

As long as you meet the other requirements such as the income limits and having lived in your current home for 5 years you can get the up-to $6500 credit even if you are downsizing.

The credit is not dependent on your new house being higher priced than your current home.

You don’t even have to sell your current home.

  • If, for example your current home is on the market but it doesn’t sell for one reason or another, you can still get the tax credit.
  • If, for example you want to keep your current home and rent it out and move to a new home, you can still get the tax credit.

In both of those cases the new home must become your primary residence. You cannot buy something as an investment.

Standard Disclaimer – talk to your accountant about your specific eligibility.

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