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nandkv-online
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IRA withdrawl for first time home buyer in US

Hi,

 

I need assistance with validating if I qualify as first time home buyer for IRA withdrawl.

 

I have been renting for the last 8 years and am looking to close on a property in US. Per IRS you can withdraw upto $10,000 each (me and my spouse) without paying 10% penalty when purchasing home for the first time.

 

Though I do own two properties that I purchased in 2010 and 2012 abroad that are reported on my taxes every year since I do get rental income on those properties. Would owning properties that are rented out full year disqualify me as first time home buyer ? I would think that is true but wanted to get clarification.

 

Please note that I was not aware of this rule back in 2010 and never withdrew from IRA when I purchased my first property.

 

Thanks

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VictorW9
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IRA withdrawl for first time home buyer in US

Yes, you are right. Being that you already owned rental properties you may not qualify as a first-time home buyer. 

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nandkv-online
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IRA withdrawl for first time home buyer in US

So it really doesn't matter where in the world you own properties as long as you own a property you are disqualified ? Is that correct.

VictorW9
Expert Alumni

IRA withdrawl for first time home buyer in US

Yes, being that you are already reporting the rentals in your tax return, I can hardly see a way around it.   

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