Zillow Advice: Home Buying - If I get married and have previously owned a home but my spouse has not do we get the tax credit? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Your husband doesn't qualify ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ Your husband doesn't qualify as he has owned a home within the last three years. In order to receive the credit you or anyone on the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">mortgage</a> can not have been a homeowner for the previous three years. Period. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ 2009-07-21T19:44:00Z What is the definition of ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ <ol><li>What is the definition of a first-time home buyer?<br/><strong>The law defines "first-time home buyer" as a buyer who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase. For married taxpayers, the law tests the homeownership history of both the home buyer and his/her spouse.<br/><br/>For example, if you have not owned a home in the past three years but your spouse has owned a principal residence, neither you nor your spouse qualifies for the first-time home buyer tax credit. However, unmarried joint purchasers may allocate the credit amount to any buyer who qualifies as a first-time buyer, such as may occur if a parent jointly purchases a home with a son or daughter. Ownership of a vacation home or rental property not used as a principal residence does not disqualify a buyer as a first-time home buyer.</strong><br/><br/>Visit: <a href="http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/2009/faq.php" rel="nofollow">http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/2009/faq.php</a></li></ol> Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ 2009-07-21T18:38:00Z That is true...I assumed ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ That is true...I assumed he knew it was three years since he was an agent.....&nbsp; If neither of you have owned a home for three years, you would qualify.&nbsp; If either of you have owned a home within three years, you would not. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ 2009-07-21T17:37:00Z how long ago since you sold ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ how long ago since you sold your previous house? If greater than 3 years you should qulify, if not than most likely not. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ 2009-07-21T17:28:00Z No, you would not ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ No, you would not qualify. Tue, 21 Jul 2009 16:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/If-I-get-married-and-have-previously-owned-a-home-but-my-spouse-has-not-do-we-get-the-tax-credit/258789/ 2009-07-21T16:52:00Z