[[I have a question about deducting moving expenses. I took up a travelling consultant job last year. In this job the requirement is to be close to a major airport so that you can have good connections since I travel every week. ]]So...if this is a "requirement"...how is it that you got hired when you didn't live close to a large airport??? [[Hence, I moved my residence from a small town (which has a small airport - providing commuter service to a larger airport) to a city. This was a 1200 mile move.]]Nearest large airport was 1200 miles away??? [[ I paid for the move because the company doesn't care where I live. Can I deduct the expenses I incurred???]]But, you just said in your first paragraph that the company "required" you to live near a large airport. Now the company doesn't care? I sense a bit of a conflict here. Regardless, moving expenses revolve around job location. You would have to prove that you move was business related, to move to your new job location. I believe that you would have a difficult time trying to convince a revenue agent that your moving expenses would meet the regulations. For additional information, see IRS Publication 521.TMF TaxesRoySPECIAL NOTE: Remember that this response is not the "last word" on your situation. It is really only a starting point. Make sure to review the "Read This First" post(http://www.fool.com/School/Taxes/TaxesDisclaimer.htm) for additional information. In addition, many of your questions may already be referenced in the Taxes Frequently Asked Questions area. In order to visit the Taxes FAQ area, go to the Fool's School area (http://www.fool.com/school.htm) and check out "Other Features" in the list box, OR you can jump directly to the Taxes FAQ area (http://www.fool.com/school/taxes/taxes.htm). Additionally, if any references were made to the IRS Web Site, you can get there by pointing your web browser to (http://www.irs.ustreas.gov).
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