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Buying Your First Home
Buying your first home is a huge step, but tax deductions available to you as a homeowner can reduce your tax bill. Read more…

Video: Learn about the First-Time Homebuyer's Credit
Note: The content of this video applies only to taxes prepared for 2009 and 2010. It is included here for reference only. In November 2009, the federal government extended and expanded the popular First-Time Homebuyer's Credit program. It lets you trim your tax bill by up to $8,000, a boon to homeowners facing mortgage payments for the first time. Read more…

Video: The 2010 Energy Tax Credit
Note: The content of this video applies only to taxes prepared for 2010. It is included here for reference only.With the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit you can take a credit for 30% of what you paid for your insulation, up to $1,500—as long as the improvement makes your home more energy-efficient. Read more…

Unmarried First-Time Homebuyers: Who Gets the Credit for a 2010 Purchase?
Note: The content of this article applies only to taxes prepared for 2010. It is included here for reference only. When two unmarried individuals buy a home together, who gets the $8,000 First-Time Homebuyer Credit? There's only one credit per home, and the IRS says that qualified buyers can divide the credit pretty much however they want. Read more…

Conserve Energy, Save Money with Larger Credits
Note: The content of this article applies only to taxes prepared for 2010. It is included here for reference only. If you are trying to save money on your energy bills by making some energy-saving improvements, the government wants to give you a hand. Read more…


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