Could your moving expenses be tax deductible?

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Are moving expenses tax deductible?

In order to deduct your moving expenses, you have to meet two requirements:

Time: You must begin working as a full-time employee within 13 weeks of your move, and you must work at least 39 weeks during the 12 months after your move. And it doesn't matter whether you were transferred by your employer or you took a brand new job.

Distance: To meet this test, your new job has to be at least 50 miles further from your old home than your old job was. If you didn't have a job before the move, your new job has to be at least 50 miles from your old home.

If you are qualified, you may deduct the expenses of:
Tolls and parking fees on the trip
Up to 30 days' storage of household goods
Disconnecting and connecting utilities
Packing and transporting household goods
Mileage for use of your own car (or gas and oil expenses)
Transportation and lodging for yourself and members of your household while traveling to a new home.

It's always a good idea to consult a tax professional to see if you qualify.