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With the April 30 deadline for the homebuyer tax credit approaching, gambling that a lender will close the deal in time is risky.
Some tax breaks that expire after this year are available even to those who don't itemize.
Lender would accept a deed in lieu of foreclosure, let homeowners stay for six months and help pay for relocation.
Previous fraud prompts IRS to require paper documents to claim home buyer tax credit, which will delay refunds.
Installation of some improvements is included, but for other upgrades, you get credit only for material.
Minnesota victim of foreclosure fraud says 'I just have to start over again.'
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