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junk1
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Can I deduct our house hunt/moving expenses (over 100 miles) for move due to husband being called from reserve status into active military duty for 1 year?

The military is paying a per diem to cover housing costs for the first year of this call-up, but we were not reimbursed for the trip we made to find a rental unit and we've not been reimbursed for the actual moving expenses.  

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JulieH1
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Can I deduct our house hunt/moving expenses (over 100 miles) for move due to husband being called from reserve status into active military duty for 1 year?

You can deduct the costs of moving your household goods and personal effects (including in-transit or foreign-move storage expenses), and Travel (including lodging but not meals) to your new home.

Unfortunately, pre-move house hunting trips are not deductible.  The IRS has really been cracking down on this one and in it's new publication, specifically outlines that such expenses are not deductible for military members.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p521.pdf

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JulieH1
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Can I deduct our house hunt/moving expenses (over 100 miles) for move due to husband being called from reserve status into active military duty for 1 year?

You can deduct the costs of moving your household goods and personal effects (including in-transit or foreign-move storage expenses), and Travel (including lodging but not meals) to your new home.

Unfortunately, pre-move house hunting trips are not deductible.  The IRS has really been cracking down on this one and in it's new publication, specifically outlines that such expenses are not deductible for military members.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p521.pdf

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