To answer this question question in the most straight-forward, no frills way possible, I put together the list of eligible deductions below to help you save money moving:
- Hotels/lodging en route to your new home. Save your receipts.
- Gas expenses incurred en route. Save your receipts.
- Household goods relocation services/fees associated with your move. Save your receipts.
- Mileage added to your car during the move. For 2009, the standard deduction rate was $0.24 per mile (see link below). For example, in my move from VA to PA, the distance was 293 miles. 293 mi x $0.24 per mi = $70.32 to deduct on my taxes.
There you go! Plain and simple for you!
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