IRS reminds homebuyers of deadline through video

To remind potential first time homebuyers of up the upcoming December 1st deadline for the first time homebuyers tax credit the IRS created a short video and posted it on its YouTube channel.  The information shared in the video is not necessarily new information but the video is only 1 minute in duration so its still worth your time to watch.

To me what’s interesting is not that there is a video on the first time homebuyers tax credit because numerous videos exist on the subject.  But its that the video was created by the IRS and its one of several videos on the IRS’s YouTube Channel.

Just when did the IRS become hip?  According to their YouTube channel the official date was April 3, 2009.  The IRS videos are short in duration lasting less than two minutes and contain some basic information but for the videos to be of real value the IRS needs to expand the depth of cover on the subject because otherwise they are not much more than a sound bite.

Congratulations to the IRS on coming into the information age. Now just keep at it!

If you have already purchased a Spring Texas house and want to know how to claim your $8,000 first time homebuyers tax credit, fill out form 5405 First-Time Homebuyer Credit and send it to the IRS with either your 2008 amended return or your 2009 tax return.