Moving Expenses

by Lois
(Riverview, FL USA)

My husband (ordained elder) and I moved to Florida to because he was offered a position as assistant pastor at a church. However, after moving that position was canceled so we founded and started our own church in June 2010. My husband is not on salary nor does he recieve any allowances. Can we deduct moving expenses paid to move to Florida?


My husband (ordained elder) and I moved to Florida to because he was offered a position as assistant pastor at a church. However, after moving that position was canceled so we founded and started our own church in June 2010. My husband is not on salary nor does he receive any allowances. Can we deduct moving expenses paid to move to Florida?

vickey’s reply

It would depend on if you meet the time and distance tests. However...with no self-employment income...I’m not sure you could claim a moving expense deduction.

See this informative article on deducting moving expenses.

Note: I would speak to a tax professional before I tried to claim this deduction.


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