The work-related expenses incurred when moving are tax deductible. There is not even the demand for you to itemize your expenses. These reductions are commonly referred to as ‘above-the-line reductions’, as seen in Form 1040.
However, be warned, don’t think just because it is relative, easy tax write-off that the IRS will simply grant all claims.
A lady moving in Texas claimed $330,000 in moving expenses on her 2012 tax return. Instead of simply granting the claimable expenses the U.S. Tax court issued the lady to pay $33,107.20.
Be careful. Excessive claims tempt tax auditor
Claiming too many deductions and ending up with a large amount of negative income can immediately trigger a second glance from the tax auditor.
Make sure you offer enough documentation justifying your moving expenses
If your high claims don’t immediately get you a strike then not supplying any proof of your expenses certainly will.