Be careful if you are planning to file an amended 2008 tax return in order to claim the 2008 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. It’s come to the attention of the IRS that many of these claims being submitted are in fact fraudulent. As a result, the IRS is closely examining all amended returns related to this specific credit. Save yourself from experiencing significant delay and frustration by enclosing a copy of the HUD-1 form with your amended return. This form gives the IRS the verification they need to validate the authenticity of your amended return, which enables them to process your credit with much greater speed.