I am not a US citizen do I qualify for home buyers tax credit?

this is summmmmry

he deadline for 1st time home buyers tax credit is Dec 1st 2009. To qualify you have to close before 1st Dec 2009. The $8000 tax credit is not a deduction on your return it is a dollar to dollar reduction on the taxes owed. For example you owe $4000 to the IRS in federal taxes, with the home buyers credit you get a refund of $4000 ($8000-$4000) OR if you are getting a refund of $1282 it will be topped with the $8000, total refund $9282.

Non US citizens or temporary visa holders may also qualify for the the tax credit. If you are a non-resident according to IRS definition, meet the income limits and has not owned a principal residence in previous 3 years, you qualify for the tax credit.

If you are residing in the US for more than 6 months, have an income and file 1040 then you are considered a resident according to IRS definition.

For more information on first time home buyer’s tax credit