First Time Home Buyers Tax Credits
The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 has extended the tax credit of up to $8,000 for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence. It also authorized a tax credit of up to $6,500 for qualified repeat home buyers.
A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for first-time home buyers purchasing on or after January 1, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010. In cases where a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010, a home purchase completed by June 30, 2010 will qualify.
A tax credit of up to $6,500 is available for repeat home buyers who have owned a home for five consecutive years out of the prior eight years. The repeat home buyer tax credit applies to houses sold after November 6, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010. In cases where a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010, a home purchase completed by June 30, 2010 will qualify.
Income limits of $125,000 for individuals and $225,000 for married couples filing jointly apply to all sales occurring after Nov. 6, 2009.
The income limits for sales occurring on or after January 1, 2009 and on or before November 6, 2009 are $75,000 for individual taxpayers and $150,000 for married couples filing jointly.
Homes priced above $800,000 are not eligible for either the first-time home buyer tax credit or the repeat home buyer tax credit.
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Helpful Local Links
Free neighborhood Reports:
Visit Neighborhood reports which contains information about the neighborhoods in Southeastern Pennsylvania where your next home is located.
Private School Information for Pennsylvania and all private schools may be found by going to : http://www.petersons.com/pschools
For Pennsylvania school reports along with government school reports , you will be able to search any school within the area where you will be purchasing your new home, you may link to the following websites: :http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/go/PA and http://www.nces.ed.gov/
Philadelphia International Airport located 7 miles from Philadelphia is accessible from Interstates 76, 95, and 476. In addition rail service to the airport is available. For more information please link to:http://www.phl.org/
Lehigh Valley International Airport information located in Allentown, Pa. , may be found at : http://www.lvia.org
For bus, subway and trolley information in Southeastern Pa , visit http://www.septa.com For bus service in the Lehigh Valley visit their website at: http://www.lantabus.com
For train information, on-line reservations, ticket fares and trip planning you may link to Amtrack: http://www.amtrak.com/
Information about utility companies, services and tariffs at the Pa. Public Utility Commission’s web site: http://www.puc.state.pa.us
Once you move you’ll need to change your address, or get a PA driver's license or register to vote. You can get all the information you need at PENNDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services Web site. http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/
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Berks County is an urban area of 373,638 persons (2000 Census), situated in southeastern Pennsylvania. The county seat, which is the city of Reading, is 56 miles northwest of Philadelphia and the heart of the Delaware Valley region, which is one of the leading industrial and trade complexes in the nation. For further information visit: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/
For information about Chester County, Pennsylvania, please visit the Chester County Chamber of Commerce site and click on “about Chester County” http://www.cccbi.org/ The official web site for Chester County, Pennsylvania is: http://www.chesco.org.
Bucks County boasts a perfect complement of lively downtowns and spans of vast beauty. Situated in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, Bucks County is bounded by the Delaware River and Trenton, New Jersey to the east, and the historic city of Philadelphia to the southwest. For information please visit: http://www.buckscounty.org/
For information about the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. http://www.delcochamber.org The official website for Chester County, Pennsylvania may be found at : http://www.delawarecountypa.com
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Web Site provides information about business and industry in the Greater Philadelphia area. http://www.gpcc.com For historical information about Philadelphia please go to : http://www.ushistory.org/philadelphia/index.html
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