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Moving Expenses for Military

After Tax Reform, moving expenses are no longer tax deductible and moving expenses paid by an employer are no longer tax-free to the employee.

Congress did provide relief to the military for their moves.

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces can still exclude qualified moving expense reimbursements from their income if:

  • They are on active duty

  • They move pursuant to a military order and incident to a permanent change of station

The qualifying moving expenses include traveling — lodging, not meals — to the new home, and moving household goods and personal effects.

In addition, for these moving expenses not reimbursed by Uncle Sam, you may still deduct these expenses on your tax return.

Happy July Fourth. Thank You for the Men & Women Serving Our Country In the U.S. Armed Forces.

Richard Pon CPA, CFP