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I completed a work related move from east to west coast in December. All moving related expenses were incurred by December. However, becseu the charges were run through credit cards, half were not due and paid until after January 1.

What's the rule here for cut-off? Is it strictly cash basis expenes deductions? Where I wind up dividing the moving expense deduction between this tax year and the next?

Or is the IRS sensible about this and I'm entitled to take all amounts incurred in the current tax year? (billed by cc company 12/21/98, with 1/14/99 payment due date).

(the charges were all billed to me in 98. And could have been paid then)
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