Tax Deductible Expenses


If you’ve moved due to a change in your job location or you’ve started a new job, you may qualify to deduct your moving expenses if you meet three requirements:

• Your move is related to the start of work,

• You meet the distance test, and

• You meet the time test.

Qualifying expenses include costs for packing and shipping your household goods and personal property, and costs for travel and lodging.

Find out which moving expenses are deductible; how a reimbursement from your employer affects your moving expense deduction; and how and when to report moving expenses.

If you need additional help, try out the easy to use Can I deduct my moving expenses? interview tool. It’s an online interview tool that will ask you the same series of yes or no questions that you would answer if you called the IRS or came into your local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center for help.

Moving is stressful enough. Save time and money by seeing if you qualify for a deduction.

Different rules apply to members of the armed forces. If you are a retiree who was working abroad, or a survivor of a decedent who was working abroad, and you move to the United States, different rules also apply.