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Subject: Re: moving expenses Date: 4/21/1998 8:35 PM
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[[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.

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