The IRS estimates 1.1 million taxpayers who neglected to file a 2007 return are eligible for refunds, but that they had better act soon. The deadline for claiming a refund for that tax year is April 18th of 2011, and you must file a return to get a refund. 1.1 million taxpayers didn’t file their […]
2011 Home Improvement Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Products (Insulation, Windows, Heaters, Etc)
In 2009 and 2010 a lot of people decided to take advantage of the home improvement tax credits for energy efficient improvements. The tax credits, which were a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, allowed you to claim up to $1500 in tax credits on qualified energy efficient home improvements like […]
Will There Be An Extension Of The June 30th Closing Deadline For The First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit?
The homebuyer tax credit closing deadline has been extended until September 30th, 2010 for those who were under contract by April 30th, 2010. Details here. Over the last year or so we’ve had a lot of talk on this site about the homebuyer tax credit. It helped to spur activity in the real estate markets, […]
When Will I Get My $250 Medicare Part D Donut Hole Check?
Earlier this week President Obama spoke with seniors at a town hall meeting in regards to the Medicare Part D prescription benefit, and talked about how many of those seniors would be receiving a $250 check in the mail as a result of the health care reform passed earlier this year. Today I thought I […]
Energy Saving Home Improvement Rebates: The Homestar Program – Cash For Caulkers
A while back we talked about the energy efficiency tax credits for home improvements that are available through the end of 2010 for homeowners to upgrade their windows, heaters, insulation and other energy efficient products. Now it sounds like the government is considering passing another program, the Homestar Program, that would give rebates to homeowners […]
2010 Home Improvement Tax Credits For Energy Efficient Products (Insulation, Windows, Heaters, Etc)
Congress has extended energy efficiency tax credits for most homeowners through the end of 2010, so if you’ve been looking to upgrade your water heater or windows and doors, you can probably still get a tax credit in the coming year. Some less common of the tax credits for home improvements will be around all […]
$8000 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension: Take Advantage Of Incentives Through June 30th, 2010
The homebuyer tax credit closing deadline has been extended until September 30th, 2010 for those who were under contract by April 30th, 2010. Details here. If you’re a first time homebuyer and you thought that you might be out of time when it came to getting the $8000 refundable tax credit, think again! On Friday […]
$6500 Homebuyer Tax Credit For Current Homeowners Signed Into Law Today. Is It Retroactive?
Last week I wrote about how congress was attempting once again to pass an extension of the $8000 first time homebuyer tax credit. There had been several false starts to get an extension passed as the senate and congress weren’t able to agree on amounts of credits, whether to extend the credits at all, and […]
Cash For Appliances Government Stimulus Rebate Program Will Give Money For Old Refrigerators, Washers And More
The past couple of months we’ve talked quite a bit about the Cash For Clunkers program, how it worked, and who could expect to receive a voucher towards the purchase of a new car. People were split down the middle as to whether the voucher program was even a good idea, with some saying it […]
Tax Rules And Consequences Of The Cash For Clunkers Program
I’ve written quite a bit about the cash for clunkers program here on Bible Money Matters in relation to how the program worked, who qualified for the rebate, and how you could go about redeeming your voucher. The program has now run its course, and now that the excitement has died down people are beginning […]
Time Is Running Out To Get The $8000 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit
A few months ago we wrote for the first time about the $8000 first time homebuyer tax credit that the Obama administration passed as a part of the 2009 stimulus bill. The measure was aimed at helping to improve the real estate market that has taken such a huge hit over the past year. They […]
Cash For Clunkers Program Is Dead Again. Gas Guzzler Trade-In Program Ends Monday.
We’ve been talking a lot recently about the Cash For Clunkers program, and how the program has been successful by some standards, and troubled in other ways. The program ran out of money one week after it launched, and was only re-launched after congress passed another 2 billion dollars for the program. Now the program […]
Cash For Clunkers Gets A $2 Billion Cash Infusion And Rises From The Dead.. For Now
More Cash – For Cash For Clunkers It was only a week ago that we were talking about how the Cash For Clunkers program had only been active for a week, and it was already running out of money. $1 billion dollars had been assigned to the program and after demand for the vouchers was […]
Cash For Clunkers Program Suspended After Only A Few Days. Here Is Why
The Cash For Clunkers program has only been active since last Friday, but word is now leaking out that the CARS program will be halted at midnight on Thursday July 30th, less than a week after it launched. The problem? There are fears that the program may have already run out of money. The program […]