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Self employed, moving expenses, deductable?

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Self employed, moving expenses, deductable?

Yes, it can be. You would need to meet the other requirements as well . 

According to the IRS:

“If you are self-employed, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months and for a total of at least 78 weeks during the first 24 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location (78-week test).

For purposes of the time test for self-employed persons, the following three rules apply.

  • You count any full-time work you do either as an employee or as a self-employed person.
  • You don't have to work for the same employer or be self-employed in the same trade or business for the 78 weeks.
  • You must work within the same general commuting area for all 78 weeks.”

CLICK HERE for IRS pub 521 Moving Expenses 

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