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contemplatelife
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I’m moving to another state, can I use my relocation expenses to pay for moving to a temporary apartment and then again to my permanent (purchased) home or only once?

 
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xmasbaby0
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I’m moving to another state, can I use my relocation expenses to pay for moving to a temporary apartment and then again to my permanent (purchased) home or only once?

<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/publications/p521">https://www.irs.gov/publications/p521</a>
**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.**
DoninGA
Level 15

I’m moving to another state, can I use my relocation expenses to pay for moving to a temporary apartment and then again to my permanent (purchased) home or only once?

See IRS Publication 521 Moving Expenses page 8 - <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p521.pdf#page=8">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p521.pdf#page=8</a>
contemplatelife
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I’m moving to another state, can I use my relocation expenses to pay for moving to a temporary apartment and then again to my permanent (purchased) home or only once?

I read this but wasn’t clear and wanted verification please.
contemplatelife
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I’m moving to another state, can I use my relocation expenses to pay for moving to a temporary apartment and then again to my permanent (purchased) home or only once?

Thank you!!
Opus 17
Level 15

I’m moving to another state, can I use my relocation expenses to pay for moving to a temporary apartment and then again to my permanent (purchased) home or only once?

The time and distance rule that covers the move from old house to apartment rules out the move from the apartment to the second house.
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
Critter
Level 15

I’m moving to another state, can I use my relocation expenses to pay for moving to a temporary apartment and then again to my permanent (purchased) home or only once?

I hope you are moving in 2017 since the moving expense deduction is gone for 2018 as the current possible new tax law reads.
DoninGA
Level 15

I’m moving to another state, can I use my relocation expenses to pay for moving to a temporary apartment and then again to my permanent (purchased) home or only once?

You can only enter the amount paid for relocation from your old place of residence to your new place of residence, even if the new place of residence is temporary.  You cannot deduct the cost of the move from the temporary location to another temporary or permanent location.  This is all in the IRS Publication under Travel Expenses and your prior question on Storage Expenses.
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