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michaeleoconnell
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Moved for work, stayed at AirBnb for 1 month for new job before moving into new permanent housing for new job. Is the AirBnb lodging tax deductible?

I'm looking for clarification for the 'lodging' question for moving expenses
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Anita01
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Moved for work, stayed at AirBnb for 1 month for new job before moving into new permanent housing for new job. Is the AirBnb lodging tax deductible?

No, this is not an eligible moving expense, except for the day of your arrival.

Travel expenses.   You can deduct the cost of transportation and lodging for yourself and members of your household while traveling from your former home to your new home. This includes expenses for the day you arrive.

   The day of arrival is the day you secure lodging at the new place of residence, even if the lodging is on a temporary basis.

There are various examples of nondeductible amounts throughout the following IRS Publication on moving expense,this one, in particular includes temporary living expenses.


https://www.irs.gov/publications/p521/ar02.html#en_US_2016_publink1000203497Nondeductible expenses.   Of the $43,172 expenses that Tom and Peggy incurred, the following items totaling $34,574 ($43,172 – $8,598) can't be deducted.
  • Item 1 — pre-move househunting expenses of $524.

  • Item 2 — the $25,000 down payment on the San Diego home. If any part of it were for payment of deductible taxes or interest on the mortgage on the house, that part would be deductible as an itemized deduction.

  • Item 3 — the $3,500 real estate commission paid on the sale of the Detroit home. The commission is used to figure the gain or loss on the sale.

  • Item 4 — the $1,500 loss on the sale of the Detroit home.

  • Item 6 — the $320 expense for meals while driving to San Diego. (However, the lodging and car expenses are deductible.)

  • Item 7 — temporary living expenses of $3,730.

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