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On November 6th, 2009 The President signed the last Homebuyer Tax Credit extension we are likely to see. ...

On November 6th, 2009 The President signed the last Homebuyer Tax Credit extension we are likely to see.

This presentation is a complete guide to the expanded and extended tax credit.

For more information about this tax credit you can also visit www.CalPETR.com

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A Complete Guide to the Expanded And Extended Homebuyer Tax Credit - 11/10/09 A Complete Guide to the Expanded And Extended Homebuyer Tax Credit - 11/10/09 Presentation Transcript

  • A Complete Guide to the Extended and Expanded Homebuyer Tax Credit
    • Thank you for attending
    • We will begin in a moment
    • Class Scheduled to begin at 6:00pm
    • Presented by
    • Scott Schang
    • Branch Manager
    • Broadview Mortgage Corporation
    • 1-866-667-6724
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Topics We Will Cover In This Class
    • What’s New with the Extended and Expanded Credit
    • What Hasn’t Changed – Qualifying Guidelines
    • Expectation management
    • Wrap up and Take Aways
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Answering all your Questions
    • You may type questions in at any time during the presentation – Questions Box on your screen
    • Home Buying experts are available to answer questions throughout presentation
    • This is an interactive learning environment. You will get the most value by having your specific questions answered
    • The only dumb question is the one you don’t ask
    • Write number down now in case you get disconnected
      • 1-866-667-6724
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Tax Credit Extension
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Changes apply to qualified buyers that complete the purchase between November 6 th , 2009 and April 30 th , 2010.
    • Exception in Case of Binding Contract
      • In the case of any taxpayer who enters into a written binding contract before May 1 st , 2010 (in contract by April 30 th ), to close on the purchase of a principal residence July 1 st , 2010 before (close on June 30 th ) will be eligible.
    • Special Rules for Members of the Armed Forces
      • Individuals that serve on official duty outside U.S. for 90 days during period after 12/21/08, and ending before May 1, 2010 – Extends 1 Year
      • In contract May 1, 2011 / Close by June 1, 2011
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Income Limitations
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • The Old Income Limitations
    • Single filing status - $75,000 – Eligible for full credit
      • Phase out begins when MAGI exceeds limit – reduce credit
        • Phase out at $95,000
    • Married filing joint - $150,000 – Eligible for full credit
      • Phase out begins when MAGI exceeds limit – reduce credit
        • Phase out at $195,000
    • Occupying home as Joint Tenants
      • If you purchase home under joint tenancy and down payment and ownership are not equal
        • Tax credit will be claimed in proportion to ownership in residence
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • The New Income Limitations
    • Single filing status - $150,000
      • MAGI – Marginal Adjusted Gross Income – What you pay taxes on
      • No mention of a “phase out” as in previous version
    • Married filing joint - $225,000
      • MAGI – Marginal Adjusted Gross Income – What you pay taxes on
      • No mention of a “phase out” as in previous version
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Maximum Purchase Price
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Limitation Based on Purchase Price
      • No credit shall be allowed for the purchase of any residence if the purchase price of such residence exceeds $800,000
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Previous Home Owner
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Special Rule for Long-Time Residents of Same Principal Residence
    • $6,500 for single and joint tax payers
      • $3,250 for married filing separate
    • In the case of an individual (and, if married, such individual’s spouse) who has owned and used the same residence as such individual’s principal residence for any 5–consecutive-year period during the 8 year period ending on the date of the purchase of a subsequent principal residence, such individual shall be treated as a first-time homebuyer for purposes of this section with respect to the purchase of such subsequent residence
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Special Rule for Long-Time Residents of Same Principal Residence
    • Plain English Explanation – sort of….
    • You must have lived in your home for at least the 5 consecutive years
    • The 5 years will start counting 8 years back from the date of the close of escrow on your new home
    • NOTE: The challenge here is the 5 consecutive years. If you have not owned a “main home” in the past 3 years – you qualify as a First Time Buyer
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Fraud Prevention
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Age Limits – No credit shall be allowed for taxpayer under 18 years old
      • Exception If taxpayer is married and spouse is at least 18
    • Documentation Requirements – Copy of the HUD-1 Settlement Statement must be attached
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • What Hasn’t Changed
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Qualifying Guidelines
    • 10% of the Purchase Price up to $8,000 for single and joint taxpayers
    • Married filing separate may claim $4,000
    • Not paid back – No recapture if home is lived in as main home for at least 3 years
    • Purchase loans using Mortgage Revenue Bonds are eligible for Homebuyer Credit - CalHFA
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Occupancy and Property Type
    • Must purchase a “main home” – Primary residence
      • Main home - Your main home is the one you live in most of the time. It can be a house, houseboat, housetrailer, cooperative apartment, condominium, or other type of residence
      • New construction – Purchase date treated as first date you occupy home
    • Must be a First Time Homebuyer - $8,000
      • Can not have owned another primary home within 3 years of the closing date of new home
      • May own other homes or properties as long as you have never lived in it as your main home
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Tax Credit Restrictions – Do Not Qualify if…
    • You acquired your home through gift or inheritance
    • You acquired your home from a related person:
      • Spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents,etc.)
      • Lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc.)
      • A corporation in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock of the corporation.
      • A partnership in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interest or profits interest
      • NEW: Spouses parents or siblings
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Claiming the First Time Homebuyer Credit
    • IRS Form 5405 – Attached to 1040
    • A main home purchased in 2009 and is eligible for tax credit may be claimed on 2008 (or amended 2008) or 2009 tax return
    • A home purchased in 2010 may be claimed on 2010 or amended 2009 tax return
    • You may adjust your W4 withholdings in anticipation of claiming credit on 2010 tax return
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Expectation Management & Speculation
    • Housing inventory remains low – No signs of “flood” of foreclosures onto market
    • Expect this level of competition and steady to rising home prices at least while credit is available
    • Home prices inflated due to demand from tax credit
    • Important timelines if you plan to purchase for 2009 tax year
      • Should be in escrow before Monday, November 23 rd , 2009
      • Title companies, lenders closed 26 th & 27 th of Nov.
      • Title companies, lenders closed 24 th & 25 th of Dec.
      • Many appraisers, inspectors, professionals wind down during holiday season prolonging turn times for services
    • Last shot at tax credit – No more extensions!
  • Homebuyer Tax Credit Update
    • Wrap Up and Take Aways
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    • Scott Schang
    • Branch Manager
    • Broadview Mortgage Corporation