Beginning with tax year 2018, the Moving Expenses deduction has been suspended. You can no longer claim any moving expenses. This suspension does not apply to members of the Armed Forces.
For tax years prior to 2018, the following is a list of items the IRS WILL NOT allow as a moving expense:
- Any part of the purchase price of your new home.
- Car Tags
- Driver's License
- Expenses of buying or selling a home
- Expenses of entering into or breaking a lease
- Home improvements to improve the sale of your home
- Loss of a sale on your home
- Losses from the ending of memberships in clubs
- Mortgage penalties
- Pre-move house hunting expenses
- Real estate taxes
- Refitting of carpet and draperies
- Return trips to your old residence
- Security deposits
- Storage charges except those incurred in transit and for foreign moves
No double deduction: You cannot take a moving expense deduction and a business expense deduction for the same expenses. You must decide if your expenses are deductible as moving expenses or as business expenses.