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First time home buyer tax credit

my son is trying to purchase his grandmothers house. She passed away recently and the estate (of which my wife is the personal representative)  would be selling the house to him. Does this relationship exclude him from being able to receive the tax credit?
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April 16 2010 - West Allis
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The others are quite correct, he cannot purchase his grandmother's house and be eligible for the first time home buyer's tax credit. 
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April 16 2010
Unfortunately the IRS rules do not allow the purchase of a home from a lineal or familial descendant when it comes to claiming the tax credit.

This relationship would disqualify your son from claiming the tax credit.
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April 16 2010
My understanding is that NO, he would not qualify for the tax credit. Here is some information directly from the IRS's websitte:

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4819.pdf

I hope that helps!
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