Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Closing Deadline for $8000 Tax Credit Extended

The Senate, on a vote of 60-37, accepted an amendment by Democratic Leader Harry Reid that extends the new home purchase closing deadline to September 30 for buyers who met the April 30 deadline to have a signed contract.

The current deadline requires those buyers to close the transaction by June 30 in order to receive the $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers. Now they have until September 30 to close. Reid offered the measure as an amendment to a bill that would extend some popular business tax breaks and extend unemployment insurance benefits for jobless workers.