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If you claimed the First-Time Homebuyer credit in a previous year, you can access your account information using the IRS First-Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool. This will provide you with your total credit amount, repayment amount, and other information.

If you claimed the credit for a home purchased in 2008, or if you claimed the credit for a home that ceased to be your main home within 36 months, you may need to repay the credit.

To enter repayment information in the TaxAct® program:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Taxes in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Repayment of first-time homebuyer credit.
  3. Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.


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