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sbnjdharrison
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I am selling my house due to a job change. Am I able to deduct my real estate agent fees as a moving expense?

 
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jerry2000
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I am selling my house due to a job change. Am I able to deduct my real estate agent fees as a moving expense?

No. That is not deductible as a moving expense. Instead, when you calculate your gain from the sale of the house, you use it as a cost of selling to reduce your gain.
see IRS Pub. 523, Selling your home
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p523.pdf


For what you can and can not deduct as a moving expense, see IRS Pub. 521
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p521.pdf

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jerry2000
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I am selling my house due to a job change. Am I able to deduct my real estate agent fees as a moving expense?

No. That is not deductible as a moving expense. Instead, when you calculate your gain from the sale of the house, you use it as a cost of selling to reduce your gain.
see IRS Pub. 523, Selling your home
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p523.pdf


For what you can and can not deduct as a moving expense, see IRS Pub. 521
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p521.pdf
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