The first-time homebuyer tax credit included in the economic stimulus bill earlier this year is due to expire Nov. 30, but with home sales still sluggish, efforts are underway in Congress to extend the tax break into 2010 and perhaps even expand it to all home buyers.

The Home Buyer Tax Credit Act of 2009, introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), would raise the tax break from $8,000 to $15,000, or 10 percent of the home's purchase price, whichever is lower; remove income restrictions - the current credit is available only to households making $75,000 or less - and extend it to all home purchasers, not just first-timers. The credit would expire one year from the date the bill is enacted.

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