Back on March 30th I wrote that homebuyers needed to act fast to meet the then fast approaching expiring deadline for closing on the purchase of a residence. Since then, Congress has acted once again by extending the closing deadline from June 30 to September 30, 2010, for eligible homebuyers. Again, for qualifying purchases in
Unless Congress acts soon, the Homebuyer Credit that was extended and expanded last November by the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009, is set to expire. Under that act, in order for “first time homebuyers” to take advantage of the up to $8,000 tax credit and for certain “qualified repeat homebuyers” to take advantage of the up to $6,500 tax credit, they must meet one of the following timing deadlines to be eligible for their applicable credit:
(1) must have purchased the new home on or before April 30, 2010 (which means the date that the taxpayer closed on the transaction and title to the property transfers to the taxpayer homebuyer);
(2) (a) the purchasing taxpayer homebuyer must have entered into a binding contract for the purchase of a home on or before April 30, 2010; AND (b) must close on the home on or before June 30, 2010.