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Where do I claim the home buyers’ amount?

In the online edition of TurboTax

  1. In the upper-right area of TurboTax, select Find.
  2. In the Find window, type Payments.
  3. From the list of search results, select Payments Profile, then select Go.
  4. The Your Payments Profile for 2018 step appears.

  5. Select the checkbox for First Time Home Buyer’s amount, then select Continue.
  6. The First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit step appears.

  7. Select Yes where it says Do you want to claim the Home buyer's amount?
  8. Answer Enter the amount of the credit you wish to claim on your return, then select Continue.

In the CD/download edition of TurboTax

  1. On the left-hand side menu of TurboTax, select Profile, then select Name - Personal tax profile.
  2. The What happened for you in 2018? step appears.

  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Continue.
  4. Select Yes where it says Did you buy a home, condo, apartment or mobile home this year? (about five questions from the top of the page).
  5. Select Yes where it says Did you purchase a home and close on that home in 2018?
  6. Answer the questions that follow. If TurboTax says you qualify for the Home Buyers’ Tax Credit, continue to step 6. If TurboTax says you do not qualify, you cannot claim the credit.
  7. Select Continue at the bottom of the page. This saves your changes.
  8. In the upper-right area of TurboTax, select Find.
  9. In the Find window, type Payments.
  10. From the list of search results, select Payments Profile, then select Go.
  11. The Your Payments Profile for 2018 step appears.

  12. Select the checkbox for First Time Home Buyer’s Amount, then select Continue.
  13. The First-time home buyers’ tax credit step appears.

  14. Answer Enter the amount of the credit that you want to claim on your federal tax return, then select Continue.

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