Publication 521 - Introductory Material
Standard mileage rate. For 2008, the standard mileage rate for using your vehicle to move to a new home is 19 cents a mile (27 cents a mile after
June 30, 2008). See Travel by car under Deductible Moving Expenses.
Change of address. If you change your mailing address, be sure to notify the IRS using Form 8822, Change of Address. Mail it to the Internal
Revenue Service Center for your old address. Addresses for the service centers are on the back of the form.
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This publication explains the deduction of certain expenses of moving to a new home because you changed job locations or started
a new job. It includes the following topics.
Who can deduct moving expenses.
What moving expenses are deductible.
What moving expenses are not deductible.
How a reimbursement affects your moving expense deduction.
How and when to report moving expenses.
Special rules for members of the Armed Forces.
Form 3903, Moving Expenses, is used to claim the moving expense deduction. An example of how to report your moving expenses,
including a filled-in Form 3903, is shown near the end of the publication.
You may be able to deduct moving expenses whether you are self-employed or an employee. Your expenses generally must be related
to starting work at your new job location. However, certain retirees and survivors may qualify to claim the deduction even
though they are not starting work at a new job location. See Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses.
It is important to maintain an accurate record of expenses you paid to move. You should save items such as receipts,
bills, cancelled checks, credit card statements, and mileage logs. Also, you should save your Form W-2 and statements of reimbursement
from your employer.
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