To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction for State and local sales tax, the deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses, and the deduction for mortgage interest premiums, and to modify to the homebuyer credit.


American Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax deductions for state and local sales taxes, qualified tuition and related expenses, and mortgage insurance premiums.

Modifies the first-time homebuyer tax credit by: (1) allowing all purchasers of a principal residence, not just first-time homebuyers, to claim such credit; (2) eliminating the requirement to repay credit amounts over a 15-year period; and (3) imposing a recapture requirement for taxpayers who dispose of a residence within 36 months after purchase. Extends such credit through December 31, 2009.

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