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alexgrela
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Hi! My company is looking at opening another office out of state. I’m currently in Illinois, but we’re looking at Texas. The ceo has asked me to relocate for 6 months to help establish the b

 
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xmasbaby0
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Hi! My company is looking at opening another office out of state. I’m currently in Illinois, but we’re looking at Texas. The ceo has asked me to relocate for 6 months to help establish the b

Your post was cut off mid-sentence.  What is your question?

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
alexgrela
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Hi! My company is looking at opening another office out of state. I’m currently in Illinois, but we’re looking at Texas. The ceo has asked me to relocate for 6 months to help establish the b

Well my companies ceo has asked me to relocate for 6 months to help establish the business, hire and train people. Ultimately to ensure they’re set up for success. I’m curious If the 4-6 months I live out of state can be deducted on taxes. @xmasbaby0 

alexgrela
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Hi! My company is looking at opening another office out of state. I’m currently in Illinois, but we’re looking at Texas. The ceo has asked me to relocate for 6 months to help establish the b

 
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Hi! My company is looking at opening another office out of state. I’m currently in Illinois, but we’re looking at Texas. The ceo has asked me to relocate for 6 months to help establish the b

Are you self-employed or do you receive a W-2?  If you are a W-2 employee then job-related expenses cannot be deducted on your federal return, per the tax laws that went into effect for 2018 and beyond.  So your living expenses/moving expenses would not be deductible for you.  Better see if / how the CEO plans to compensate you.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4482873-which-federal-tax-deductions-have-been-suspended-by-tax-re...

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Hal_Al
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Hi! My company is looking at opening another office out of state. I’m currently in Illinois, but we’re looking at Texas. The ceo has asked me to relocate for 6 months to help establish the b

Although you, as a W-2 employee, are not allowed to deduct out of town living expenses, on a temporary* assignment,  your employer is allowed to deduct your expenses. So the best plan, tax wise, is for him to pay those expenses either directly or to reimburse you. It makes a difference if he reimburses you for actual expenses (an "accountable plan") or gives you an allowance.  An allowance (without accountability) is usually taxable to you.  

 

You didn't ask, but you will continue to be an IL resident while on the out of town assignment and pay IL state tax on your salary earned in TX**

 

*. In general, an out-of-town work assignment at a single location is considered to be temporary, which is a prerequisite for deducting travel expenses, if it is realistically expected to last one year or less and does in fact last that long.  https://www.ehtc.com/resources/news-articles/bid/111175/Deductions-for-Temporary-Out-of-Town-Work-As...

At the point, in time, when you know the assignment will be permanent, the expenses are no longer deductible. 

 

** The general rule is: your report all your income on your home state return, even the income earned out of state. You file a non-resident state return for the state you worked in and pay tax to that state. Your home state will give you a credit, or partial credit, for what you paid the non-resident state. 

Since TX does not have an income tax, you do not have a non-resident return to file. But you still have to pay tax on that income to your home state.

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