Question by  worker15 (12)

Can I claim my moving expenses when I file my tax return?

I recently moved and would like to know if I can claim it on my taxes.


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

You can only deduct moving expenses if your move is directly related to your job. There are also two other "tests" that qualify you to deduct moving expenses - The Distance Test and the Time Test. See the IRS Publication 521 for details on how to figure the tests.


Answer by  Phil97 (569)

People may deduct moving expenses from tax returns if filers meet two criteria. First, a person's new job must be more than 50 miles from the old job (or home if this is the first job). Second, a person, after arriving in the area, must start full time work for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months.


Answer by  Paul6722 (21)

You can claim with a few restrictions. Your new job must be at least 50 miles farther from your old residence than your prior job was from your old residence. You also must work at least 39 weeks out of the year starting from the move date.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Moving expenses are only deductible if required for a job and were not reimbursed by your employer. If you moved in hopes of getting a job and did not get one, or moved for family reasons, it is not deductible.


Answer by  Eveleene (3)

Yes, I think you can do it, If you're company expat this.

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