Form 3903, Moving Expenses
What is Form 3903?
If you moved to a new location to start work during the past year, you may be eligible to claim the moving expenses as a deduction. To claim this deduction, you will need to file Form 3903.
What are moving expenses?
You can deduct certain costs involved in moving for your employment, including the cost of transportation and storage of your household and personal goods, and travel and lodging costs from your old home to your new abode. However, you may not include any expenses for food.
Entering Form 3903 into TurboTax
TurboTax will walk you through step-by-step and ask you the right questions to make sure you get the maximum deduction possible for your move. You don't need to worry about what expenses qualify, we'll take care of that for you and fill out all the forms for you.
If you've already gone through the step-by-step interview and want to jump directly to the entry screen for this topic, follow these directions.
- Select the Federal Taxes tab (the Personal tab in the Home & Business edition).
- Select the Deductions & Credits subtab.
- Scroll down the Deductions & Credits screen until you reach the Other Deductions and Credits group.
- Click on the Start/Update button to the right of the Moving Expenses category.
- Follow the prompts.
What if I moved for work twice for work in 2012?
TurboTax can easily handle it if you moved twice for work in one year. After you have entered in your information for your first move, simply click on the Add Another Move button, and we'll walk you step-by-step through adding your second move.
If you need to correct or change any information you have entered on your 3903, the steps you take depends on if you have already filed your tax return.
- If you have yet to file your return, simply follow the navigation instructions above, and correct or change your information.
- If you have already filed your return, you will need to amend your return. Please click here for instructions.
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