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$10,000 New Construction Tax Credit

There’s a $10,000 tax credit for home buyers of new construction that is now available in California.

The $10,000 tax credit is for home buyers that purchase a new home between March 1, 2009 and March 1, 2010. The bill set aside $100 million for the tax credit, so after 10,000 new homes are purchased, the credit is gone. Below are details about the tax credit.

1. The $10,000 tax credit is not a loan and if the home remains your primary residence for 2-years, you do not have to pay any portion of the tax credit back.

2. The tax credit is for new homes only.

3. The tax credit is good for 5% of the home’s price or $10,000, whichever is less.

4. Home buyers will receive the tax credit, in equal amounts, over 3-years.

5. Unlike the $8,000 federal tax credit, the California state tax credit is not limited to first-time home buyers.

6. There are no maximum income limitations so any buyer purchasing a previously unoccupied home can qualify for the tax credit.

7. The tax credit only applies if the purchased home is your primary residence.

8. There is no down payment requirement to receive the $10,000 tax credit.

9. The $10,000 state tax credit can be used along with the $8,000 federal tax credit for home buyers. If you’re a first-time home buyer, and you purchase a new home in California that costs more than $200,000, you’ll get $18,000 in tax credits.

10. The tax credit is limited to the first 10,000 new home purchases.

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Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile