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how old are you, P?
Dr Cameron, with all due respect, I didn't ned medial help, I need professional tax help. I did select Tax as my category and somehow it got sent to you. BTW way I am 64 yrs old.
It came under medical
I will categorize it.
I did look up the tax code and moving related expenses are not tax deductible
So keep your expectations in check. Do not reply to me.
I will send it for recat now
You can deduct your moving expenses if you meet all three of the following requirements.
Your move is closely related to the start of work.
You meet the distance test.
You meet the time test.
There is an exception for starting work later if medical needs are involved but there must be a job involved to claim the expenses.
Unfortunately, unless you became employed at some time after your move then you cannot claim the expenses. You did not state that you became employed and assume that you were not able to but if you are married and filing a joint return and your spouse was employed after the move then the expenses would be allowed.You can claim an extension to be employed because of the medical. 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.
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