How to Claim your Home Buyer Tax Credit
The IRS released the updated Form 5405 to claim your tax credit. Complete and attach Form 5405  to your 2009 tax return.
For your 2009 tax return, you’ll need to include the required documentation:
- Attach a copy of your settlement statement.
- A copy of your retail sales contract for mobile homes.
- A copy of your certificate of occupancy for a newly constructed home.
In addition, for existing home owners, attach a 1098 form , Mortgage Interest Statement, property tax records, or homeowner’s insurance records for 5 consecutive years on your previous home.