If you're not being reimbursed for moving costs (by
your employer), you can deduct the expenses when determining
your federal adjusted gross income.
What you can deduct
� The cost of transportation or hauling from your old
residence to your new one.
� The cost of storage-in-transit (limited to 30
consecutive days) and valuation (limited to 30 consecutive
� The cost of shipping your car.
� The cost of moving your household pets.
� The cost of moving your personal belongings from a place
other than your old residence (i.e. summer home, relative's
� The family trip to the new residence (this includes
lodging, but not meals).
� You may not deduct expenses in excess of a reasonable
All taxpayers are eligible to deduct moving
expenses, even if they don't file an itemized return. You
must, however, meet these qualifications:
� You're moving to a new principal residence to work as
an employee or as a self-employed individual at a new
principal place of work.
� Your new job is at least 50 miles farther from your
former residence than your old job location.
� You're a full-time employee in the general vicinity of
the new job location for 39 weeks must be in the first 12
� If you're self-employed, you must continue to work in
the new location (as a self-employed person or as an
employee) for at least 78 weeks during the 24 months
following the move, of which at least 39 weeks must be in
the first 12 months.
� Foreign moves and moves by military personnel are
subject to special limitations. If you fall under this
category, consult a professional tax advisor.