Do I need to repay the first-time homebuyer credit?


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The first-time homebuyer credit was available for years 2008-2011. This interview will help you determine if you're required to repay the first-time homebuyer credit you received.

Information you'll need

  • Filing status used in the year the first-time homebuyer credit was claimed.
  • The year the home was acquired.
  • The year you stopped owning and/or using the home as your main home.

The tool is designed for taxpayers who were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information about nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see International taxpayers.


Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Estimated completion time: 7 minutes

Please note: After 30 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

Caution: Using the "Back" button within the ITA tool could cause an application error.