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IRS issues new guidelines on obtaining home buyer tax credits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued new guidelines and clarified documentation that taxpayers must submit to successfully obtain the federal tax credit for home buyers. MAKING SENSE OF THE STORY FOR CONSUMERS The federal tax credit for home buyers was extended and expanded late last year.  Qualified first-time buyers may be eligible to receive …

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C.A.R. releases “2009-2010 Survey of California Home Sellers”

Report finds 67 percent of California sellers sold their homes due to inability to meet mortgage obligation LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) –Changes in family and employment status as well as adjustments to monthly mortgage obligations played significant roles in California’s homeowners’ decisions to sell their homes in 2009, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ …

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Consumer confidence declines to 46 in February

The Consumer Confidence Index declined in February to 46 (1985=100) compared with 56.5 in January, the Conference Board reported yesterday. The Present Situation Index decreased to 19.4 in February from 25.2 in January, and the Expectations Index declined to 63.8 from 77.3 last month, according to the report. “Concerns about current business conditions and the …

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zipForm 6

zipForm® 6 renewal period March 1-March 31; upgrade today The zipForm® 6 renewal period is March 1-March 31, but don’t wait–get a head start by upgrading today.  The expiration date for existing WINForms® and zipForm® 6 accounts is March 31.  Beginning March 1, users will be prompted to renew. Important facts about zipForm® 6: Upgrading …

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