You’re considering taking a new position or have already taking a new position that required you to relocate from where currently you’re working and living. The question, “Can I deduct my moving expenses?”. As always in taxes, the answer is “It depends”. The question I am going to ask is “Tell me about this new job and where you moved from?”. When it comes to deducting moving expenses, there are several requirements to qualify for the moving expense deduction. There is a time test, distant test, and the type of expenses you can deduct. 1. If you qualify for the moving expense deduction, you will need to deduct the moving expenses within one year of your relocation to your job. There are some exceptions to the rule. If your child is in their last year of high school and would like to graduate with their classmates may qualify you for an exception.. 2. Distant test - The new job location has to be more than fifty (50) miles from your other job. If your previous job was five miles from your residence, your new job has to more than fifty-five (55) miles further from where you residence.. Armed force personnel are exempt from the distant test requirement if they are transferred from one base to another base. Your main job is defined as where you do most of the your work. If you work more than one job, you must consider the amount of work you do at each job, how much time do you spend at each job, and how much do you get paid at each job will determine the distant test. 3. Time test - you must be in your new position at least thirty-nine out of fifty-two weeks. The thirty-nine weeks don't have to consecutive. 4. If you qualify, you can deduct expenses associated with moving and transporting your property, mileage, and lodging. Mileage is .17 per mile. Food and meals can not be deducted for the moving expense deduction.