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Old 04-01-2012, 12:13 PM
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Moving Expenses

Hello,
I moved from Massachusetts to Texas in August 2010 and continued to work in Massachusetts until March 2011. During that period, I was paying for my own travel expenses. I moved one of the vehicles in August 2010 and the other one in May 2011. Moved my household items in September 2010. I switched to a new job in April 2011 based in Texas. I did not itemize my deductions in the 2010 return and claimed standard deductions.
1. Can I claim the travel expenses for my previous job in Massachusetts between Aug-2010 to Mar 2011 in this year return?
2. Can I claim the moving expenses paid in Aug/Sep 2010 in 2011 return?
3. Can I claim the one way air fare paid for my family in Aug 2010?
4. If I can use the 2010 expenses, do I need to fill a separate form in Taxact?
Thanking you,
NEP



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Old 04-02-2012, 09:59 PM
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1. Can I claim the travel expenses for my previous job in Massachusetts between Aug-2010 to Mar 2011 in this year return?”---->I assume that you are a self employer, then,yu, as a self-employed individual ,can deduct moving expenses, as long as you work full-time for a minimum of 39 weeks during the 12-month period after you move( I mean after Apr 2011) and a minimum of 78 weeks for the 24-month period after moving. For example, assume that you are a self-employer who moves from MA to TX, and begin to work there on Apr 1, 2011. You pay moving expenses in 2011 in connection with this move. On April 15, 2012, when you file your income tax return for the year 2011, you have been performing services as a self-employed individual on a full-time basis in TX for approximately 45 weeks. Although you have not satisfied the 78-week employment condition at this time, you can deduct your 2011 moving expenses on your 2011 income tax return as there is still sufficient time remaining before Apr 1, 2013, to satisfy such condition. You can deduct any moving expenses you pay in 2011 on your 2011 income tax return even if you have not met the 78-week test. You have until Apr 1, 2013, to satisfy this requirement. I guess you can’t deduct your moving expenses that you paid in 2010 since you actually began to work on Apr 2011.
“2. Can I claim the moving expenses paid in Aug/Sep 2010 in 2011 return?”---->No, I do not think so.You actually moved to TX form MA in Aug 2011 however, you began your work in TX as a full time self employer in Apr 2011. So, you had to to work as a full time worker for a minimum of 39 weeks by Aug 2011(but you didn’t work in Aug 2010 when you moved to TX from MA. what I mean is that to deduct your moving expenses that you paid in2010, you had to work , as a full time worker for a minimum of 39 weeks by Aug 2011; within 12 months from Aug 2010), but you didn’t satisfy the requirement in2011.)
“3. Can I claim the one way air fare paid for my family in Aug 2010?”---->As described above.
“4. If I can use the 2010 expenses, do I need to fill a separate form in Taxact?”--->You can’t deduct your moving expenses that you paid in 2010.



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