"I married in 2000 and then refinanced the property in December of 2008 . He was put on the loan at that time as the primary . Was he eligible for the first time home buyers credit ? "---> The law defines “first-time home buyer” as a buyer who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period( The federal government defines first-time homebuyer as someone who has not owned a home for the past three years (36 months) prior to the purchase. So, as your spouse have not owned a home in the past three years but you have owned a principal residence, neither you nor your spouse qualifies for the first-time home buyer tax credit.
Last edited by Wnhough : 01-28-2011 at 11:14 PM.