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I relocated from California to Oregon for work, my employer paid for my relocation including hotel and moving costs. Can I claim this as a deduction?

 
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DS30
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I relocated from California to Oregon for work, my employer paid for my relocation including hotel and moving costs. Can I claim this as a deduction?

It depends.

No - If your company reimbursed you for your moving expenses and did not include this amount in your taxable income on your W-2. (In this case, since you are not recognizing the reimbursement as income, you are not allowed to take a deduction for these reimbursed expenses.)

Yes - If your company reimbursed you and included the reimbursement amount as part of taxable income on your W-2 or if your reimbursement was not included in your taxable income but the relocation expenses exceed your company's reimbursement amount (you can claim the difference).

Once you have signed into your TurboTax Account (for TurboTax Online sign-in, click Here), select "Take Me To My Return" and type "moving expenses" in the search bar then select "jump to moving expenses". TurboTax will guide you in entering this information

You will claim these moving expenses on Form 3903 and they will not affect your ability to claim a standard deduction.

Alternatively, to enter your moving expenses in TurboTax Online or Desktop, please follow these steps:

  1. Once you are in your tax return, click on the “Federal Taxes” tab ("Personal" tab in TurboTax Home & Business)
  2. Next click on “Deductions & Credits” ("Personal Income" in TurboTax Home & Business)
  3. Next click on "jump to full list" or (I’ll choose what I work on or see all tax breaks)
  4. Scroll down the screen until to come to the section “Other Deductions and Credits”
  5. Choose "show more", then Moving Expenses and follow the onscreen instructions
  6. If you are able to meet the IRS moving expense requirements, you will enter the lodging information on the screen that is titled "Enter your moving expense"

According to the IRS, if you moved due to a change in your job or business location, or because you started a new job or business, you may be able to deduct your reasonable moving expenses but not any expenses for meals.

Please refer to these links related to moving expenses: IRS - Moving Expenses and Moving Expense Deduction


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DS30
New Member

I relocated from California to Oregon for work, my employer paid for my relocation including hotel and moving costs. Can I claim this as a deduction?

It depends.

No - If your company reimbursed you for your moving expenses and did not include this amount in your taxable income on your W-2. (In this case, since you are not recognizing the reimbursement as income, you are not allowed to take a deduction for these reimbursed expenses.)

Yes - If your company reimbursed you and included the reimbursement amount as part of taxable income on your W-2 or if your reimbursement was not included in your taxable income but the relocation expenses exceed your company's reimbursement amount (you can claim the difference).

Once you have signed into your TurboTax Account (for TurboTax Online sign-in, click Here), select "Take Me To My Return" and type "moving expenses" in the search bar then select "jump to moving expenses". TurboTax will guide you in entering this information

You will claim these moving expenses on Form 3903 and they will not affect your ability to claim a standard deduction.

Alternatively, to enter your moving expenses in TurboTax Online or Desktop, please follow these steps:

  1. Once you are in your tax return, click on the “Federal Taxes” tab ("Personal" tab in TurboTax Home & Business)
  2. Next click on “Deductions & Credits” ("Personal Income" in TurboTax Home & Business)
  3. Next click on "jump to full list" or (I’ll choose what I work on or see all tax breaks)
  4. Scroll down the screen until to come to the section “Other Deductions and Credits”
  5. Choose "show more", then Moving Expenses and follow the onscreen instructions
  6. If you are able to meet the IRS moving expense requirements, you will enter the lodging information on the screen that is titled "Enter your moving expense"

According to the IRS, if you moved due to a change in your job or business location, or because you started a new job or business, you may be able to deduct your reasonable moving expenses but not any expenses for meals.

Please refer to these links related to moving expenses: IRS - Moving Expenses and Moving Expense Deduction


ichii3d
New Member

I relocated from California to Oregon for work, my employer paid for my relocation including hotel and moving costs. Can I claim this as a deduction?

Where would I find the moving expenses on my W2? Turbo Tax said it should be listed in section 12 under P. But that doesn't exist on mine. Does that mean I need to add the deductions?
DS30
New Member

I relocated from California to Oregon for work, my employer paid for my relocation including hotel and moving costs. Can I claim this as a deduction?

No if a moving expense reimbursement is not listed on your W-2 (or included in your taxable income in Box 1 of your W-2), but you were reimbursed for your moving expenses then your reimbursement was not taxable to you and you will not be able to claim the deduction.
ichii3d
New Member

I relocated from California to Oregon for work, my employer paid for my relocation including hotel and moving costs. Can I claim this as a deduction?

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