Tax deduction for moving costs: 2017 vs. 2018

If you moved for work-related reasons in 2017, you might be able to deduct some of the costs on your 2017 return. But if you move in 2018, the costs likely won’t be deductible. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspends the moving expense deduction for 2018–2025, except for military members in certain situations. To deduct 2017 work-related moving expenses, you must pass a distance test and a time test. Deductible expenses generally include such costs as move-related travel (but not meals) and packing and transporting your personal property. For more details, contact us.