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Shar, Home Buyer in 66853

Does anyone know if persons whose income is ssi are elegible for the first time homebuyers credit?

Asked by Shar, 66853 Sun Feb 7, 2010

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Makes no difference as to the source of the income, as long as it's a legal source. More info at or feel free to give me a call. If your question is too complicated, I'll do you a favor and refer you to a tax professional!
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Both answers below are correct. Dan's correct: It doesn't matter the source of income. And Keane's correct: It's a tax credit. So if you owe less than $8,000 in taxes (for a first-time homebuyer) or $6,500 (for a person who's lived in the home for 5 out of the last 8 years) and meet all the other requirements, you'd get the difference back as a refund.

Here's a link to the IRS information on the credit:

Hope that helps.
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
I think what Shar is asking is if they can get the tax credit if they don't pay income tax since SSI isn't taxable.

Yes, it's literally a free check for $8k if you fit other guidelines.
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As long as it is a stable income it should be counted as income.

The problem is how much you make. yearly income x 3 = safe mortgage. I have seen a few say that social security incomes where it is not taxes can be multiplied by 125% for figuring mortgages.

The real question is how much a month can you safely afford?
Can you handle any repairs that will come up?
Do you have the money for a down payment, closing costs, and then still have enough extra to handle some repairs that could happen right after you buy the house?

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