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Handrblock free Publication 521 - Main Content Table of Contents Who Can Deduct Moving ExpensesMove Related to Start of Work Distance Test Time Test Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States Deductible Moving ExpensesMoves to Locations in the United States Moves to Locations Outside the United States Nondeductible Expenses ReimbursementsTypes of Reimbursement Plans Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax How and When To ReportForm 3903 When To Deduct Expenses Illustrated Example Members of the Armed Forces How To Get Tax Help Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses You can deduct your moving expenses if you meet all three of the following requirements. Handrblock free Your move is closely related to the start of work. Handrblock free You meet the distance test. Handrblock free You meet the time test. Handrblock free After you have read these rules, you may want to use Figure B to help you decide if you can deduct your moving expenses. Handrblock free Retirees, survivors, and Armed Forces members. Handrblock free   Different rules may apply if you are a member of the Armed Forces or a retiree or survivor moving to the United States. Handrblock free These rules are discussed later in this publication. Handrblock free Move Related to Start of Work Your move must be closely related, both in time and in place, to the start of work at your new job location. Handrblock free Closely related in time. Handrblock free   In most cases, you can consider moving expenses incurred within 1 year from the date you first reported to work at the new location as closely related in time to the start of work. Handrblock free It is not necessary that you arrange to work before moving to a new location, as long as you actually go to work in that location. Handrblock free    Figure A. Handrblock free Illustration of Distance Test Please click here for the text description of the image. Handrblock free Figure A   If you do not move within 1 year of the date you begin work, you ordinarily cannot deduct the expenses unless you can show that circumstances existed that prevented the move within that time. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free Your family moved more than a year after you started work at a new location. Handrblock free You delayed the move for 18 months to allow your child to complete high school. Handrblock free You can deduct your moving expenses. Handrblock free Closely related in place. Handrblock free   You can generally consider your move closely related in place to the start of work if the distance from your new home to the new job location is not more than the distance from your former home to the new job location. Handrblock free If your move does not meet this requirement, you may still be able to deduct moving expenses if you can show that: You are required to live at your new home as a condition of your employment, or You will spend less time or money commuting from your new home to your new job location. Handrblock free Home defined. Handrblock free   Your home means your main home (residence). Handrblock free It can be a house, apartment, condominium, houseboat, house trailer, or similar dwelling. Handrblock free It does not include other homes owned or kept up by you or members of your family. Handrblock free It also does not include a seasonal home, such as a summer beach cottage. Handrblock free Your former home means your home before you left for your new job location. Handrblock free Your new home means your home within the area of your new job location. Handrblock free Retirees or survivors. Handrblock free   You may be able to deduct the expenses of moving to the United States or its possessions even though the move is not related to the start of work at a new job location. Handrblock free You must have worked outside the United States or be a survivor of someone who did. Handrblock free See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Handrblock free Distance Test Your move will meet the distance test if your new main job location is at least 50 miles farther from your former home than your old main job location was from your former home. Handrblock free For example, if your old main job location was 3 miles from your former home, your new main job location must be at least 53 miles from that former home. Handrblock free You can use Worksheet 1 to see if you meet this test. Handrblock free Worksheet 1. Handrblock free Distance Test   Note. Handrblock free Members of the Armed Forces may not have to meet this test. Handrblock free See Members of the Armed Forces. Handrblock free     1. Handrblock free Enter the number of miles from your old home to your new workplace 1. Handrblock free miles 2. Handrblock free Enter the number of miles from your old home to your old workplace 2. Handrblock free miles 3. Handrblock free Subtract line 2 from line 1. Handrblock free If zero or less, enter -0- 3. Handrblock free miles 4. Handrblock free Is line 3 at least 50 miles? □ Yes. Handrblock free You meet this test. Handrblock free  □ No. Handrblock free You do not meet this test. Handrblock free You cannot deduct your moving expenses. Handrblock free The distance between a job location and your home is the shortest of the more commonly traveled routes between them. Handrblock free The distance test considers only the location of your former home. Handrblock free It does not take into account the location of your new home. Handrblock free See Figure A, earlier. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free You moved to a new home less than 50 miles from your former home because you changed main job locations. Handrblock free Your old main job location was 3 miles from your former home. Handrblock free Your new main job location is 60 miles from that home. Handrblock free Because your new main job location is 57 miles farther from your former home than the distance from your former home to your old main job location, you meet the distance test. Handrblock free First job or return to full-time work. Handrblock free   If you go to work full time for the first time, your place of work must be at least 50 miles from your former home to meet the distance test. Handrblock free   If you go back to full-time work after a substantial period of part-time work or unemployment, your place of work also must be at least 50 miles from your former home. Handrblock free Armed Forces. Handrblock free   If you are in the Armed Forces and you moved because of a permanent change of station, you do not have to meet the distance test. Handrblock free See Members of the Armed Forces, later. Handrblock free Main job location. Handrblock free   Your main job location is usually the place where you spend most of your working time. Handrblock free This could be your office, plant, store, shop, or other location. Handrblock free If there is no one place where you spend most of your working time, your main job location is the place where your work is centered, such as where you report for work or are otherwise required to “base” your work. Handrblock free Union members. Handrblock free   If you work for several employers on a short-term basis and you get work under a union hall system (such as a construction or building trades worker), your main job location is the union hall. Handrblock free More than one job. Handrblock free   If you have more than one job at any time, your main job location depends on the facts in each case. Handrblock free The more important factors to be considered are: The total time you spend at each place, The amount of work you do at each place, and How much money you earn at each place. Handrblock free    Table 1. Handrblock free Satisfying the Time Test for Employees and Self-Employed Persons IF you are. Handrblock free . Handrblock free . Handrblock free THEN you satisfy the time test by meeting the. Handrblock free . Handrblock free . Handrblock free an employee 39-week test for employees. Handrblock free self-employed 78-week test for self-employed persons. Handrblock free both self-employed and an employee at the same time 78-week test for a self-employed person or the 39-week  test for an employee. Handrblock free Your principal place of work  determines which test applies. Handrblock free both self-employed and an employee, but unable to satisfy the 39-week test for employees 78-week test for self-employed persons. Handrblock free Time Test To deduct your moving expenses, you also must meet one of the following two time tests. Handrblock free The time test for employees. Handrblock free The time test for self-employed persons. Handrblock free Both of these tests are explained below. Handrblock free See Table 1, below, for a summary of these tests. Handrblock free You can deduct your moving expenses before you meet either of the time tests. Handrblock free See Time Test Not Yet Met, later. Handrblock free Time Test for Employees If you are an employee, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location (39-week test). Handrblock free Full-time employment depends on what is usual for your type of work in your area. Handrblock free For purposes of this test, the following four rules apply. Handrblock free You count only your full-time work as an employee, not any work you do as a self-employed person. Handrblock free You do not have to work for the same employer for all 39 weeks. Handrblock free You do not have to work 39 weeks in a row. Handrblock free You must work full time within the same general commuting area for all 39 weeks. Handrblock free Temporary absence from work. Handrblock free   You are considered to have worked full time during any week you are temporarily absent from work because of illness, strikes, lockouts, layoffs, natural disasters, or similar causes. Handrblock free You are also considered to have worked full time during any week you are absent from work for leave or vacation provided for in your work contract or agreement. Handrblock free Seasonal work. Handrblock free   If your work is seasonal, you are considered to be working full time during the off-season only if your work contract or agreement covers an off-season period of less than 6 months. Handrblock free For example, a school teacher on a 12-month contract who teaches on a full-time basis for more than 6 months is considered to have worked full time for the entire 12 months. Handrblock free    Figure B. Handrblock free Can You Deduct Expenses for a Non-Military Move Within the United States? Please click here for the text description of the image. Handrblock free Figure B Time Test for Self-Employed Persons If you are self-employed, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months and for a total of at least 78 weeks during the first 24 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location (78-week test). Handrblock free For purposes of the time test for self-employed persons, the following three rules apply. Handrblock free You count any full-time work you do either as an employee or as a self-employed person. Handrblock free You do not have to work for the same employer or be self-employed in the same trade or business for the 78 weeks. Handrblock free You must work within the same general commuting area for all 78 weeks. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free You are a self-employed accountant who moves from Atlanta to New York City, and begin to work there on December 1, 2013. Handrblock free You pay moving expenses in 2013 and 2014 in connection with this move. Handrblock free On April 15, 2014, when you file your income tax return for the year 2013, you have been performing services as a self-employed individual on a full-time basis in New York City for approximately 20 weeks. Handrblock free Although you have not satisfied the 78-week employment condition at this time, you can deduct your 2013 moving expenses on your 2013 income tax return as there is still sufficient time remaining before December 1, 2015, to satisfy such condition. Handrblock free You can deduct any moving expenses you pay in 2014 on your 2014 income tax return even if you have not met the 78-week test. Handrblock free You have until December 1, 2015, to satisfy this requirement. Handrblock free Self-employment. Handrblock free   You are self-employed if you work as the sole owner of an unincorporated business or as a partner in a partnership carrying on a business. Handrblock free You are not considered self-employed if you are semi-retired, are a part-time student, or work only a few hours each week. Handrblock free Full-time work. Handrblock free   You can count only those weeks during which you work full time as a week of work. Handrblock free Whether you work full time during any week depends on what is usual for your type of work in your area. Handrblock free For example, you are a self-employed dentist and maintain office hours 4 days a week. Handrblock free You are considered to perform services full time if maintaining office hours 4 days a week is not unusual for other self-employed dentists in your area. Handrblock free Temporary absence from work. Handrblock free   You are considered to be self-employed on a full-time basis during any week you are temporarily absent from work because of illness, strikes, natural disasters, or similar causes. Handrblock free Seasonal trade or business. Handrblock free   If your trade or business is seasonal, the off-season weeks when no work is required or available may be counted as weeks during which you worked full time. Handrblock free The off-season must be less than 6 months and you must work full time before and after the off-season. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free You own and operate a motel at a beach resort. Handrblock free The motel is closed for 5 months during the off-season. Handrblock free You work full time as the operator of the motel before and after the off-season. Handrblock free You are considered self-employed on a full-time basis during the weeks of the off-season. Handrblock free   If you were both an employee and self-employed, see Table 1 earlier, for the requirements. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free Justin quit his job and moved from the east coast to the west coast to begin a full-time job as a cabinet-maker for C and L Cabinet Shop. Handrblock free He generally worked at the shop about 40 hours each week. Handrblock free Shortly after the move, Justin also began operating a cabinet-installation business from his home for several hours each afternoon and all day on weekends. Handrblock free Because Justin's principal place of business is the cabinet shop, he can satisfy the time test by meeting the 39-week test. Handrblock free    If Justin is unable to satisfy the requirements of the 39-week test during the 12-month period immediately following his arrival in the general location of his new principal place of work, he can satisfy the 78-week test. Handrblock free Joint Return If you are married, file a joint return, and both you and your spouse work full-time, either of you can satisfy the full-time work test. Handrblock free However, you cannot add the weeks your spouse worked to the weeks you worked to satisfy that test. Handrblock free Time Test Not Yet Met You can deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 tax return even though you have not met the time test by the date your 2013 return is due. Handrblock free You can do this if you expect to meet the 39-week test in 2014 or the 78-week test in 2014 or 2015. Handrblock free If you do not deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 return, and you later meet the time test, you can file an amended return for 2013 to take the deduction. Handrblock free See When To Deduct Expenses later, for more details. Handrblock free Failure to meet the time test. Handrblock free    If you deduct moving expenses but do not meet the time test in 2014 or 2015, you must either: Report your moving expense deduction as other income on your Form 1040 for the year you cannot meet the test, or Use Form 1040X to amend your 2013 return, figuring your tax without the moving expense deduction. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free You arrive in the general area of your new job location, as an employee, on September 15, 2013. Handrblock free You deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 return, the year of the move, even though you have not yet met the time test by the date your return is due. Handrblock free If you do not meet the 39-week test during the 12-month period following your arrival in the general area of your new job location, you must either: Report your moving expense deduction as other income on your Form 1040 for 2014, or Use Form 1040X to amend your 2013 return, figuring your tax without the moving expense deduction. Handrblock free Exceptions to the Time Test You do not have to meet the time test if one of the following applies. Handrblock free You are in the Armed Forces and you moved because of a permanent change of station. Handrblock free See Members of the Armed Forces , later. Handrblock free Your main job location was outside the United States and you moved to the United States because you retired. Handrblock free See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Handrblock free You are the survivor of a person whose main job location at the time of death was outside the United States. Handrblock free See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Handrblock free Your job at the new location ends because of death or disability. Handrblock free You are transferred for your employer's benefit or laid off for a reason other than willful misconduct. Handrblock free For this exception, you must have obtained full-time employment and you must have expected to meet the test at the time you started the job. Handrblock free Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States If you are a retiree who was working abroad or a survivor of a decedent who was working abroad and you move to the United States or one of its possessions, you do not have to meet the time test, discussed earlier. Handrblock free However, you must meet the requirements discussed below under Retirees who were working abroad or Survivors of decedents who were working abroad. Handrblock free If you are living in the United States, retire, and then move and remain retired, you cannot claim a moving expense deduction for that move. Handrblock free United States defined. Handrblock free   For this section of this publication, the term “United States” includes the possessions of the United States. Handrblock free Retirees who were working abroad. Handrblock free   You can deduct moving expenses for a move to a new home in the United States when you permanently retire. Handrblock free However, both your former main job location and your former home must have been outside the United States. Handrblock free Permanently retired. Handrblock free   You are considered permanently retired when you cease gainful full-time employment or self-employment. Handrblock free If, at the time you retire, you intend your retirement to be permanent, you will be considered retired even though you later return to work. Handrblock free Your intention to retire permanently may be determined by: Your age and health, The customary retirement age for people who do similar work, Whether you receive retirement payments from a pension or retirement fund, and The length of time before you return to full-time work. Handrblock free Decedents. Handrblock free   Qualified deductible moving expenses are allowed on a final return (Form 1040 or 1040NR) when a taxpayer has moved and dies within the same calendar year. Handrblock free The personal representative filing on behalf of that taxpayer should complete and attach Form 3903 to the final return. Handrblock free   A personal representative can be an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the deceased person's property. Handrblock free For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Handrblock free Survivors of decedents who were working abroad. Handrblock free   If you are the spouse or the dependent of a person whose main job location at the time of death was outside the United States, you can deduct moving expenses if the following five requirements are met. Handrblock free The move is to a home in the United States. Handrblock free The move begins within 6 months after the decedent's death. Handrblock free (When a move begins is described below. Handrblock free ) The move is from the decedent's former home. Handrblock free The decedent's former home was outside the United States. Handrblock free The decedent's former home was also your home. Handrblock free When a move begins. Handrblock free   A move begins when one of the following events occurs. Handrblock free You contract for your household goods and personal effects to be moved to your home in the United States, but only if the move is completed within a reasonable time. Handrblock free Your household goods and personal effects are packed and on the way to your home in the United States. Handrblock free You leave your former home to travel to your new home in the United States. Handrblock free Deductible Moving Expenses If you meet the requirements discussed earlier under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses, you can deduct the reasonable expenses of: Moving your household goods and personal effects (including in-transit or foreign-move storage expenses), and Traveling (including lodging but not meals) to your new home. Handrblock free You cannot deduct any expenses for meals. Handrblock free Reasonable expenses. Handrblock free   You can deduct only those expenses that are reasonable for the circumstances of your move. Handrblock free For example, the cost of traveling from your former home to your new one should be by the shortest, most direct route available by conventional transportation. Handrblock free If during your trip to your new home, you stop over, or make side trips for sightseeing, the additional expenses for your stopover or side trips are not deductible as moving expenses. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free Beth's employer transferred her from Boston, Massachusetts, to Buffalo, New York. Handrblock free On her way to Buffalo, Beth drove into Canada to visit the Toronto Zoo. Handrblock free Since Beth's excursion into Canada was away from the usual Boston-Buffalo route, the expenses paid or incurred for the excursion are not deductible. Handrblock free Beth can only deduct what it would have cost to drive directly from Boston to Buffalo. Handrblock free Likewise, Beth cannot deduct any expenses, such as the cost of a hotel room, caused by the delay for sightseeing. Handrblock free Travel by car. Handrblock free   If you use your car to take yourself, members of your household, or your personal effects to your new home, you can figure your expenses by deducting either: Your actual expenses, such as the amount you pay for gas and oil for your car, if you keep an accurate record of each expense, or The standard mileage rate of 24 cents per mile. Handrblock free Whether you use actual expenses or the standard mileage rate to figure your expenses, you can deduct the parking fees and tolls you pay to move. Handrblock free You cannot deduct any part of general repairs, general maintenance, insurance, or depreciation for your car. Handrblock free Member of your household. Handrblock free   You can deduct moving expenses you pay for yourself and members of your household. Handrblock free A member of your household is anyone who has both your former and new home as his or her home. Handrblock free It does not include a tenant or employee, unless that person is your dependent. Handrblock free Moves to Locations in the United States If you meet the requirements under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses, earlier, you can deduct expenses for a move to the area of a new main job location within the United States or its possessions. Handrblock free Your move may be from one U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free location to another or from a foreign country to the United States. Handrblock free Household goods and personal effects. Handrblock free   You can deduct the cost of packing, crating, and transporting your household goods and personal effects and those of the members of your household from your former home to your new home. Handrblock free For purposes of moving expenses, the term “personal effects” includes, but is not limited to, movable personal property that the taxpayer owns and frequently uses. Handrblock free   If you use your own car to move your things, see Travel by car, earlier. Handrblock free   You can deduct any costs of connecting or disconnecting utilities required because you are moving your household goods, appliances, or personal effects. Handrblock free   You can deduct the cost of shipping your car and your household pets to your new home. Handrblock free   You can deduct the cost of moving your household goods and personal effects from a place other than your former home. Handrblock free Your deduction is limited to the amount it would have cost to move them from your former home. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free Paul Brown has been living and working in North Carolina for the last 4 years. Handrblock free Because he has been renting a small apartment, he stored some furniture at his parents' home in Georgia. Handrblock free Paul got a job in Washington, DC. Handrblock free It cost him $900 to move the furniture from his North Carolina apartment to Washington and $3,000 to move the stored furniture from Georgia to Washington. Handrblock free It would have cost $1,800 to ship the stored furniture from North Carolina to Washington. Handrblock free He can deduct only $1,800 of the $3,000 he paid. Handrblock free The amount he can deduct for moving his furniture is $2,700 ($900 + $1,800). Handrblock free You cannot deduct the cost of moving furniture you buy on the way to your new home. Handrblock free   Storage expenses. Handrblock free   You can include the cost of storing and insuring household goods and personal effects within any period of 30 consecutive days after the day your things are moved from your former home and before they are delivered to your new home. Handrblock free Travel expenses. Handrblock free   You can deduct the cost of transportation and lodging for yourself and members of your household while traveling from your former home to your new home. Handrblock free This includes expenses for the day you arrive. Handrblock free    The day of arrival is the day you secure lodging at the new place of residence, even if the lodging is on a temporary basis. Handrblock free   You can include any lodging expenses you had in the area of your former home within one day after you could no longer live in your former home because your furniture had been moved. Handrblock free   The members of your household do not have to travel together or at the same time. Handrblock free However, you can only deduct expenses for one trip per person. Handrblock free If you use your own car, see Travel by car, earlier. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free   In February 2013, Josh and Robyn Black moved from Minneapolis to Washington, DC, where Josh was starting a new job. Handrblock free Josh drove the family car to Washington, DC, a trip of 1,100 miles. Handrblock free His expenses were $264. Handrblock free 00 for mileage (1,100 miles x 24 cents per mile) plus $40 for tolls and $150 for lodging, for a total of $454. Handrblock free 00. Handrblock free One week later, Robyn flew from Minneapolis to Washington, DC. Handrblock free Her only expense was her $400 plane ticket. Handrblock free The Blacks' deduction is $854. Handrblock free 00 (Josh's $454. Handrblock free 00 + Robyn's $400). Handrblock free Moves to Locations Outside the United States To deduct expenses for a move outside the United States, you must move to the area of a new place of work outside the United States and its possessions. Handrblock free You must meet the requirements under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses , earlier. Handrblock free Deductible expenses. Handrblock free   If your move is to a location outside the United States and its possessions, you can deduct the following expenses. Handrblock free The cost of moving household goods and personal effects from your former home to your new home. Handrblock free The cost of traveling (including lodging) from your former home to your new home. Handrblock free The cost of moving household goods and personal effects to and from storage. Handrblock free The cost of storing household goods and personal effects while you are at the new job location. Handrblock free The first two items were explained earlier under Moves to Locations in the United States . Handrblock free The last two items are discussed, later. Handrblock free Moving goods and effects to and from storage. Handrblock free   You can deduct the reasonable expenses of moving your personal effects to and from storage. Handrblock free Storage expenses. Handrblock free   You can deduct the reasonable expenses of storing your household goods and personal effects for all or part of the time the new job location remains your main job location. Handrblock free Moving expenses allocable to excluded foreign income. Handrblock free   If you live and work outside the United States, you may be able to exclude from income part or all of the income you earn in the foreign country. Handrblock free You may also be able to claim a foreign housing exclusion or deduction. Handrblock free If you claim the foreign earned income or foreign housing exclusion, you cannot deduct the part of your moving expenses that relates to the excluded income. Handrblock free    Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad, explains how to figure the part of your moving expenses that relates to excluded income. Handrblock free You can get the publication from most U. Handrblock free S. Handrblock free embassies and consulates, or see How To Get Tax Help at the end of this publication. Handrblock free Nondeductible Expenses You cannot deduct the following items as moving expenses. Handrblock free Any part of the purchase price of your new home. Handrblock free Car tags. Handrblock free Driver's license. Handrblock free Expenses of buying or selling a home (including closing costs, mortgage fees, and points). Handrblock free Expenses of entering into or breaking a lease. Handrblock free Home improvements to help sell your home. Handrblock free Loss on the sale of your home. Handrblock free Losses from disposing of memberships in clubs. Handrblock free Mortgage penalties. Handrblock free Pre-move househunting expenses. Handrblock free Real estate taxes. Handrblock free Refitting of carpet and draperies. Handrblock free Return trips to your former residence. Handrblock free Security deposits (including any given up due to the move). Handrblock free Storage charges except those incurred in transit and for foreign moves. Handrblock free No double deduction. Handrblock free   You cannot take a moving expense deduction and a business expense deduction for the same expenses. Handrblock free You must decide if your expenses are deductible as moving expenses or as business expenses. Handrblock free For example, expenses you have for travel, meals, and lodging while temporarily working at a place away from your regular place of work may be deductible as business expenses if you are considered away from home on business. Handrblock free In most cases, your work at a single location is considered temporary if it is realistically expected to last (and does in fact last) for one year or less. Handrblock free   See Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses, for information on deducting your business expenses. Handrblock free Reimbursements This section explains how to report a reimbursement (including advances and allowances) on your tax return. Handrblock free It covers reimbursements for any of your moving expenses discussed in this publication. Handrblock free It also explains the types of reimbursements on which your employer must withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes. Handrblock free Types of Reimbursement Plans If you receive a reimbursement for your moving expenses, how you report this amount and your expenses depends on whether the reimbursement is paid to you under an accountable plan or a nonaccountable plan. Handrblock free For a quick overview of how to report your reimbursement and moving expenses, see Table 2 in the section on How and When To Report, later. Handrblock free Your employer should tell you what method of reimbursement is used and what records are required. Handrblock free Accountable Plans To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement arrangement must require you to meet all three of the following rules. Handrblock free Your expenses must have a business connection – that is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. Handrblock free Two examples of this are the reasonable expenses of moving your possessions from your former home to your new home, and traveling from your former home to your new home. Handrblock free You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. Handrblock free You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Handrblock free Adequate accounting. Handrblock free   You adequately account for your moving expenses by giving your employer documentation of those expenses, such as a statement of expense, an account book, a diary, or a similar record in which you entered each expense at or near the time you had it. Handrblock free Documentation includes receipts, canceled checks, and bills. Handrblock free Reasonable period of time. Handrblock free   What constitutes a “reasonable period of time” depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. Handrblock free However, regardless of the facts and circumstances, actions that take place within the times specified in the following list will be treated as taking place within a reasonable period of time. Handrblock free You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. Handrblock free You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. Handrblock free You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. Handrblock free You are given a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks you to either return or adequately account for outstanding advances and you comply within 120 days of the statement. Handrblock free Excess reimbursement. Handrblock free   This includes any amount you are paid (including advances and allowances) that is more than the moving expenses that you adequately accounted for to your employer within a reasonable period of time. Handrblock free Returning excess reimbursements. Handrblock free   You must be required to return any excess reimbursement for your moving expenses to the person paying the reimbursement. Handrblock free Excess reimbursement includes any amount for which you did not adequately account within a reasonable period of time. Handrblock free For example, if you received an advance and you did not spend all the money on deductible moving expenses, or you do not have proof of all your expenses, you have an excess reimbursement. Handrblock free You meet accountable plan rules. Handrblock free   If for all reimbursements you meet the three rules for an accountable plan (listed earlier), your employer should not include any reimbursements of expenses in your income in box 1 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Handrblock free Instead, your employer should include the reimbursements in box 12 of your Form W-2. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free You lived in Boston and accepted a job in Atlanta. Handrblock free Under an accountable plan, your employer reimbursed you for your actual traveling expenses from Boston to Atlanta and the cost of moving your furniture to Atlanta. Handrblock free Your employer will include the reimbursement on your Form W-2, box 12, with Code P. Handrblock free If your moving expenses are more than your reimbursement, you may be able to deduct your additional expenses (see How and When To Report, later). Handrblock free You do not meet accountable plan rules. Handrblock free   You may be reimbursed by your employer, but you may not meet all three rules for part of your expenses. Handrblock free   If your deductible expenses are reimbursed under an otherwise accountable plan but you do not return, within a reasonable period, any reimbursement of expenses for which you did not adequately account, then only the amount for which you did adequately account is considered as paid under an accountable plan. Handrblock free The remaining expenses are treated as having been reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan (discussed below). Handrblock free Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses. Handrblock free   You may be reimbursed by your employer for moving expenses, some of which are deductible expenses and some of which are not deductible. Handrblock free The reimbursements you receive for the nondeductible expenses and any allowances for miscellaneous or unspecified expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan (see below) and are included in your income. Handrblock free If you are reimbursed by your employer for the taxes you must pay (including social security and Medicare taxes) because you have received taxable moving expense reimbursements, you must pay tax on this reimbursement as well, and it is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Handrblock free Nonaccountable Plans A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not meet the three rules listed earlier under Accountable Plans. Handrblock free In addition, the following payments will be treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Handrblock free Excess reimbursements you fail to return to your employer. Handrblock free Reimbursements of nondeductible expenses. Handrblock free See Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses, earlier. Handrblock free If an arrangement pays for your moving expenses by reducing your wages, salary, or other pay, the amount of the reduction will be treated as a payment made under a nonaccountable plan. Handrblock free This is because you are entitled to receive the full amount of your pay regardless of whether you had any moving expenses. Handrblock free If you are not sure if the moving expense reimbursement arrangement is an accountable or nonaccountable plan, ask your employer. Handrblock free Your employer will add the amount of any reimbursement paid to you under a nonaccountable plan to your wages, salary, or other pay. Handrblock free Your employer will report the total in box 1 of your Form W-2. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free To get you to work in another city, your new employer reimburses you under an accountable plan for the $7,500 loss on the sale of your home. Handrblock free Because this is a reimbursement of a nondeductible expense, it is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan and must be included as income in box 1 of your Form W-2. Handrblock free Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 Do not include in income any moving expense payment you received under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. Handrblock free These payments are made to persons displaced from their homes, businesses, or farms by federal projects. Handrblock free Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Your employer must withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes from reimbursements and allowances paid to you that are included in your income. Handrblock free See Reimbursements included in income, later. Handrblock free Reimbursements excluded from income. Handrblock free   Your employer should not include in your wages reimbursements paid under an accountable plan (explained earlier) for moving expenses that you: Could deduct if you had paid or incurred them, and Did not deduct in an earlier year. Handrblock free These reimbursements are fringe benefits excludable from your income as qualified moving expense reimbursements. Handrblock free Your employer should report these reimbursements on your Form W-2, box 12, with Code P. Handrblock free    You cannot claim a moving expense deduction for expenses covered by reimbursements excluded from income (see Accountable Plans under Types of Reimbursement Plans, earlier). Handrblock free Expenses deducted in earlier year. Handrblock free   If you receive a reimbursement this year for moving expenses deducted in an earlier year, and the reimbursement is not included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2, you must include the reimbursement in income on Form 1040, line 21. Handrblock free Your employer should show the amount of your reimbursement in box 12 of your Form W-2. Handrblock free Reimbursements included in income. Handrblock free   Your employer must include in your income any reimbursements made (or treated as made) under a nonaccountable plan, even though they are for deductible moving expenses. Handrblock free See Nonaccountable Plans under Types of Reimbursement Plans, earlier. Handrblock free Your employer also must include in your gross income as wages any reimbursements of, or payments for, nondeductible moving expenses. Handrblock free This includes amounts your employer reimbursed you under an accountable plan (explained earlier) for meals, househunting trips, and real estate expenses. Handrblock free It also includes reimbursements that exceed your deductible expenses and that you do not return to your employer. Handrblock free Reimbursement for deductible and nondeductible expenses. Handrblock free    If your employer reimburses you for both deductible and nondeductible moving expenses, your employer must determine the amount of the reimbursement that is not taxable and not subject to withholding. Handrblock free Your employer must treat any remaining amount as taxable wages and withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes. Handrblock free Amount of income tax withheld. Handrblock free   If the reimbursements or allowances you receive are taxable, the amount of income tax your employer will withhold depends on several factors. Handrblock free It depends in part on whether income tax is withheld from your regular wages, on whether the reimbursements and allowances are added to your regular wages, and on any information you have given to your employer on Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Handrblock free   Your employer can treat your reimbursements as supplemental wages and not include the reimbursements and allowances in your regular wages. Handrblock free The employer can withhold income tax on supplemental wages at a flat rate which may be different from your regular tax rate. Handrblock free Estimated tax. Handrblock free    If you must make estimated tax payments, you need to take into account any taxable reimbursements and deductible moving expenses in figuring your estimated tax. Handrblock free For details about estimated taxes, see Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Handrblock free How and When To Report This section explains how and when to report your moving expenses and any reimbursements or allowances you received for your move. Handrblock free For a quick overview, see Table 2, later. Handrblock free Form 3903 Use Form 3903 to figure your moving expense deduction. Handrblock free Use a separate Form 3903 for each move for which you are deducting expenses. Handrblock free Do not file Form 3903 if all of the following apply. Handrblock free You moved to a location outside the United States in an earlier year. Handrblock free You are claiming only storage fees while you were away from the United States. Handrblock free Any amount your employer paid for the storage fees is included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. Handrblock free Instead, enter the storage fees (after the reduction for the part that is allocable to excluded income) on Form 1040, line 26, and enter “Storage” on the dotted line next to the amount. Handrblock free If you meet the special rules for members of the Armed Forces, see How to complete Form 3903 for members of the Armed Forces under Members of the Armed Forces, later. Handrblock free Completing Form 3903. Handrblock free   Complete Worksheet 1, earlier, or the Distance Test Worksheet in the instructions for Form 3903 to see whether you meet the distance test. Handrblock free If so, complete lines 1 through 3 of the form using your actual expenses (except, if you use your own car, you can figure expenses based on the standard mileage rate, instead of actual amounts for gas and oil). Handrblock free Enter on line 4 the total amount of your moving expense reimbursement that was excluded from your wages. Handrblock free This excluded amount should be identified on Form W-2, box 12, with code P. Handrblock free Expenses greater than reimbursement. Handrblock free   If line 3 is more than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 3 and enter the result on line 5 and on Form 1040, line 26. Handrblock free This is your moving expense deduction. Handrblock free Expenses equal to or less than reimbursement. Handrblock free    If line 3 is equal to or less than line 4, you have no moving expense deduction. Handrblock free Subtract line 3 from line 4 and, if the result is more than zero, include it as income on Form 1040, line 7. Handrblock free Table 2. Handrblock free Reporting Your Moving Expenses and Reimbursements IF your Form W-2 shows. Handrblock free . Handrblock free . Handrblock free AND you have. Handrblock free . Handrblock free . Handrblock free THEN. Handrblock free . Handrblock free . Handrblock free your reimbursement reported only  in box 12 with code P moving expenses greater than the  amount in box 12 file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses* and reimbursements. Handrblock free your reimbursement reported only  in box 12 with code P moving expenses equal to the amount  in box 12 do not file Form 3903. Handrblock free your reimbursement divided  between box 12 and box 1 moving expenses greater than the  amount in box 12 file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses,* but only the  reimbursements reported in box 12 of  Form W-2. Handrblock free your entire reimbursement reported  as wages in box 1 moving expenses file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses,* but do not show any  reimbursements. Handrblock free no reimbursement moving expenses file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses. Handrblock free * * See Deductible Moving Expenses, earlier, for allowable expenses. Handrblock free    Where to deduct. Handrblock free   Deduct your moving expenses on Form 1040, line 26. Handrblock free The amount of moving expenses you can deduct is shown on Form 3903, line 5. Handrblock free    You cannot deduct moving expenses on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A. Handrblock free   When To Deduct Expenses You may have a choice of when to deduct your moving expenses. Handrblock free Expenses not reimbursed. Handrblock free   If you were not reimbursed, deduct your moving expenses in the year you paid or incurred the expenses. Handrblock free Example. Handrblock free In December 2012, your employer transferred you to another city in the United States, where you still work. Handrblock free You are single and were not reimbursed for your moving expenses. Handrblock free In 2012, you paid for moving your furniture and deducted these expenses on your 2012 tax return. Handrblock free In January 2013, you paid for travel to the new city. Handrblock free You can deduct these additional expenses on your 2013 tax return. Handrblock free Expenses reimbursed. Handrblock free   If you are reimbursed for your expenses and you use the cash method of accounting, you can deduct your expenses either in the year you paid them or in the year you received the reimbursement. Handrblock free If you use the cash method of accounting, you can choose to deduct the expenses in the year you are reimbursed even though you paid the expenses in a different year. Handrblock free See Choosing when to deduct, next. Handrblock free   If you deduct your expenses and you receive the reimbursement in a later year, you must include the reimbursement in your income on Form 1040, line 21. Handrblock free Choosing when to deduct. Handrblock free   If you use the cash method of accounting, which is used by most individuals, you can choose to deduct moving expenses in the year your employer reimburses you if: You paid the expenses in a year before the year of reimbursement, or You paid the expenses in the year immediately after the year of reimbursement but by the due date, including extensions, for filing your return for the reimbursement year. Handrblock free How to make the choice. Handrblock free   You choose to deduct moving expenses in the year you received reimbursement by taking the deduction on your return, or amended return, for that year. Handrblock free    You cannot deduct any moving expenses for which you received a reimbursement that was not included in your income. Handrblock free Illustrated Example Tom and Peggy Smith are married and have two children. Handrblock free They owned a home in Detroit where Tom worked. Handrblock free On February 8, 2013, Tom's employer told him that he would be transferred to San Diego as of April 10 that year. Handrblock free Peggy flew to San Diego on March 1 to look for a new home. Handrblock free She put a down payment of $25,000 on a house being built and returned to Detroit on March 4. Handrblock free The Smiths sold their Detroit home for $1,500 less than they paid for it. Handrblock free They contracted to have their personal effects moved to San Diego on April 3. Handrblock free The family drove to San Diego where they found that their new home was not finished. Handrblock free They stayed in a nearby motel until the house was ready on May 1. Handrblock free On April 10, Tom went to work in the San Diego plant where he still works. Handrblock free Their records for the move show: 1) Peggy's pre-move househunting  trip:       Travel and lodging   $ 449       Meals   75   $ 524 2) Down payment on San Diego  home 25,000 3) Real estate commission paid on  sale of Detroit home 3,500 4) Loss on sale of Detroit home (not  including real estate commission) 1,500 5) Amount paid for moving personal  effects (furniture, other household  goods, etc. Handrblock free ) 8,000 6) Expenses of driving to San Diego:       Mileage (Start 14,278;  End 16,478) 2,200 miles at 24 cents a mile   $ 528       Lodging   180       Meals   320   1,028 7) Cost of temporary living  expenses in San Diego:       Motel rooms   $1,450       Meals   2,280   3,730 Total $43,282   Tom was reimbursed $10,907 under an accountable plan. Handrblock free His employer gave him the following breakdown of the reimbursement that was allowed under the employer's plan. Handrblock free Moving personal effects   $6,800 Travel (and lodging) to San Diego   708 Travel (and lodging) for househunting trip   449 Lodging for temporary quarters   1,450 Loss on sale of home   1,500 Total reimbursement   $10,907 The employer included this reimbursement on Tom's Form W-2 for the year. Handrblock free The reimbursement of allowable expenses, $7,508 for moving household goods and travel to San Diego, was included in box 12 of Form W-2. Handrblock free His employer identified this amount with code P. Handrblock free The employer included the balance, $3,399 reimbursement of nonallowable expenses, in box 1 of Form W-2 with Tom's other wages. Handrblock free Tom must include this amount on Form 1040, line 7. Handrblock free The employer withholds taxes from the $3,399, as discussed under Reimbursement for deductible and nondeductible expenses under Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, earlier. Handrblock free Also, Tom's employer could have given him a separate Form W-2 for his moving expense reimbursement. Handrblock free To figure his tax deduction for moving expenses, Tom enters the following amounts on Form 3903. Handrblock free Item 5 — moving personal effects (line 1)   $8,000 Item 6 — driving to San Diego ($528 + $180)  (line 2)   708 Total tax deductible moving expenses (line 3)   $8,708 Minus: Reimbursement included in box 12  of Form W-2 (line 4)   7,508 Tax deduction for moving expenses (line 5)   $1,200   Tom's Form 3903 is shown, later. Handrblock free He also enters his deduction, $1,200, on Form 1040, line 26. Handrblock free Nondeductible expenses. Handrblock free   Of the $43,282 expenses that Tom and Peggy incurred, the following items totaling $34,574 ($43,282 – $8,708) cannot be deducted. Handrblock free Item 1 — pre-move househunting expenses of $524. Handrblock free Item 2 — the $25,000 down payment on the San Diego home. Handrblock free If any part of it were for payment of deductible taxes or interest on the mortgage on the house, that part would be deductible as an itemized deduction. Handrblock free Item 3 — the $3,500 real estate commission paid on the sale of the Detroit home. Handrblock free The commission is used to figure the gain or loss on the sale. Handrblock free Item 4 — the $1,500 loss on the sale of the Detroit home. Handrblock free Item 6 — the $320 expense for meals while driving to San Diego. Handrblock free (However, the lodging and car expenses are deductible. Handrblock free ) Item 7 — temporary living expenses of $3,730. Handrblock free    This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Handrblock free Please click the link to view the image. Handrblock free 2012 Form 3903 Moving Expenses Members of the Armed Forces If you are a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and you move because of a permanent change of station, you do not have to meet the distance and time tests, discussed earlier. Handrblock free You can deduct your unreimbursed moving expenses. Handrblock free A permanent change of station includes: A move from your home to your first post of active duty, A move from one permanent post of duty to another, and A move from your last post of duty to your home or to a nearer point in the United States. Handrblock free The move must occur within one year of ending your active duty or within the period allowed under the Joint Travel Regulations. Handrblock free Spouse and dependents. Handrblock free   If a member of the Armed Forces dies, is imprisoned, or deserts, a permanent change of station for the spouse or dependent includes a move to: The place of enlistment, The member's, spouse's, or dependent's home of record, or A nearer point in the United States. Handrblock free   If the military moves you, your spouse, and dependents, to or from separate locations, the moves are treated as a single move to your new main job location. Handrblock free Services or reimbursements provided by government. Handrblock free   Do not include in income the value of moving and storage services provided by the government because of a permanent change of station. Handrblock free In general, if the total reimbursements or allowances you receive from the government because of the move are more than your actual moving expenses, the government must include the excess in your wages on Form W-2. Handrblock free However, the excess portion of a dislocation allowance, a temporary lodging allowance, a temporary lodging expense, or a move-in housing allowance is not included in income and should not be included in box 1 of Form W-2. Handrblock free   If your reimbursements or allowances are less than your actual moving expenses, do not include the reimbursements or allowances in income. Handrblock free You can deduct the expenses that are more than your reimbursements. Handrblock free See Deductible Moving Expenses, earlier. Handrblock free How to complete Form 3903 for members of the Armed Forces. Handrblock free    Take the following steps. Handrblock free Complete lines 1 through 3 of the form, using your actual expenses. Handrblock free Do not include any expenses for moving services provided by the government. Handrblock free Also, do not include any expenses that were reimbursed by an allowance you do not have to include in your income. Handrblock free Enter on line 4 the total reimbursements and allowances you received from the government for the expenses claimed on lines 1 and 2. Handrblock free Do not include the value of moving or storage services provided by the government. Handrblock free Also, do not include any part of a dislocation allowance, a temporary lodging allowance, a temporary lodging expense, or a move-in housing allowance. Handrblock free Complete line 5. Handrblock free If line 3 is more than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 3 and enter the result on line 5 and on Form 1040, line 26. Handrblock free This is your moving expense deduction. Handrblock free If line 3 is equal to or less than line 4, you do not have a moving expense deduction. Handrblock free Subtract line 3 from line 4 and, if the result is more than zero, enter it on Form 1040, line 7. Handrblock free If the military moves you, your spouse and dependents, to or from different locations, treat these moves as a single move. 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International Services

If you are a taxpayer who lives outside the United States, the IRS has full-time permanent staff in 4 U.S. embassies and consulates. These offices have tax forms and publications, can help you with account problems, and answer your questions about notices and bills. You can reach these offices at the following telephone numbers, which include country or city codes if you are outside the local dialing area.

Taxpayers with specific individual or business account questions should contact the International Taxpayer Service Call Center by phone or fax. The International Call Center is operational Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time):
Tel: 267-941-1000 (not toll-free)
Fax: 267-941-1055

If you are a tax professional or software provider calling about an e-file issue and it is not account related, please contact the e-help office in Austin at 512-416-7750 (not toll-free). Assistors are available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Central time).

City Address Phone/FAX
Frankfurt U. S. Consulate
Internal Revenue Service
Frankfurt
Giessener Str. 30
60435 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Walk-in assistance by appointment only
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Call (49)(69) 7535-3811 to request an appointment.
 

Phone Service
Tel: [49] (69) 7535-3823 
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

London U. S. Embassy
London  
Internal Revenue Service
24/31 Grosvenor Square
London W1A 1AE  
United Kingdom
Walk-in assistance
Tuesday through Thursday
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Phone Service
Tel: [44] (207) 894-0477
Monday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.
Fax [44] (207) 495-4224
Paris U. S. Embassy Paris
Internal Revenue Service
2 Avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08 
France
Walk-in assistance 
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Phone Service
Tel: [33] (1) 4312-2555
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fax: [33] (1) 4312-2303
E-mail: irs.paris@irs.gov
Beijing U.S. Embassy Beijing
Internal Revenue Service
No. 55 Anjialou Road,
Beijing 100600 
Peoples Republic of China
 

Walk-in assistance by appointment only.
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Call or e-mail to request an appointment.

 

Phone Service
Tel: [86] (10) 8531-3983
Fax: [86] (10) 8531-4287
E-mail: irs.beijing@irs.gov

Puerto Rico  

The IRS offices listed can answer your federal income tax questions, help with account and refund problems and assist with the preparation of current and prior year tax returns.

IRS trained volunteers are also available at some embassy/consulate locations. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact one of our IRS offices.

Individual taxpayers located outside the U.S. may also contact the IRS by mail at:

            Internal Revenue Service
            International Accounts
            Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725

Business taxpayers located outside the U.S. may also contact the IRS by mail at:

            Internal Revenue Service
            International Accounts         
            Ogden, UT 84201-0038

Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands may contact the IRS toll free at 1-800-829-1040. (Hours of Operation are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday - Friday).

Other items of potential interest:

International Taxpayer Advocate:
To request Taxpayer Advocate help, call:

Worldwide: Puerto Rico office:
Tel: (Spanish) 787-622-8930, (English) 787-622-8940 
FAX: 787-622-8933
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