I have moved so many times and I could not deduct my moving expenses from my previous tax returns.
I planned to relocate this year to another state and will appreciate it if you can educate me on how to deduct moving expenses from my next tax returns.
Due to the tax code changes in effect for tax years 2018 thru 2025, moving expenses are not deductible on a federal tax return except for military personnel on Permanent Change of Station orders.
Federal tax changes in 2017 have taken away the federal deduction for moving expenses for all but military personnel moving on orders. If you are moving to Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania, you can take a state deduction if you meet their particular qualifications. For other states, there is no deduction at all.
After 40 years of renting, I finally bought a home in a different state and moved, only to find out that as of 2018 you can no longer deduct moving expenses on your Federal Tax Return unless you are active military, which I am not. But I DID move to Arkansas which you stated in the previous answer, provides for moving expense deductions on a state level. Can you provide more information on exactly what those qualifications are and when they can be deducted? Thank you.
There is no state deduction in Florida, because there's no state income tax. The following states permit a deduction or exclusion for moving expenses: Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.