Wife of a Retiring Minister

by Diana
(Lewistown, MT)

My husband is retiring after 35 years of full time ministry as a pastor.


My question is: can he deduct our moving expenses to relocate to the place we are going to retire from the place where he is retiring? The distance is 1200 miles. Thank you.

vickey's reply

No. To qualify for the moving expense tax deduction your move must be because you started a new job. See this article on Moving Expenses Tax Deductions.

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