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What can I deduct for moving expenses?

If you meet the requirements, you can deduct some expenses related to your move, but not everything.

The IRS says you can claim a deduction for reasonable expenses related to moving your household belongings and personal effects, and expenses related to traveling to your new home. Eligible expenses could include:

  • Transportation for yourself and your family members while moving
  • Lodging during your move
  • Packing and shipping your household goods

Here’s what you can’t deduct:

  • The cost of meals while you’re moving
  • Any of the purchase price of your new home
  • The cost of selling your old house or breaking a rental agreement
  • Any moving expenses for which your new employer reimburses you

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