can you get stimulus package on contract for deed? Is this a check that I would receive to use as a down payment?

Asked by Jan, Erie, PA Thu Oct 29, 2009

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Brenda Strad…, Agent, Carbondale, IL
Sat Oct 31, 2009
If the taxpayer obtains the "benefits and burdens" of ownership of a residence in a seller financing arrangement, then the taxpayer can claim the credit even though the seller retains legal title. Factors that indicate that a taxpayer has the benefits and burdens of ownership include: 1. the right of possession, 2. the right to obtain legal title upon full payment of the purchase price, 3. the right to construct improvements, 4. the obligation to pay property taxes, 5. the risk of loss, 6. the responsibility to insure the property and 7. the duty to maintain the property. (New 7/2/09)
This information is from the IRS web site.
If I can help you with anything else let me know.
Brenda Straddeck
Brenda.Straddeck@century21.com
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