Do you know that you can deduct moving expenses from your taxes in Canada? If you’ve moved in the past year or are planning to move soon, you may be eligible for a tax deduction. Continue reading this blog for more information about how to claim moving expenses on your taxes.
Relocating for a new job comes with many stressors and life changes, and it’s not always easy on finances. But are there any limits to how much you can claim as tax-deductible expenses related to just getting around town during this process- especially if their destination happens to be Canada! Being an employee who has been required by their company or business location change while also being employed elsewhere than where they started at first may qualify them eligible status under Canadian law so let us take a look into what these terms mean together and then see whether Moving Expenses might apply here after all.
The requirements for claiming expenses related to moving are quite simple. Suppose you move at least 40 kilometres closer or transfer within the same company. In that case, it will be considered tax-deductible expenditures on your income taxes and accordingly filed away with all other proper documentation from years past!
Moving expenses that you can claim on your taxes tax deduction
There are many expenses on which you can easily claim a tax deduction in Canada.
Some of them include:
- Transportation and storage costs for your household goods and belongings
- Travel expenses to your new home
- Temporary living expenses at your new location
- Costs of connecting or disconnecting utilities
- Cost of changing your address
If you’re planning a move, keep track of all eligible expenses so you can claim them on your taxes. With minimal planning, you can save some money on tax time. You will need to fill out the form T1-M to claim your tax.
Tax Tips on moving expenses for tax deduction:
- Keep all your receipts for any expenses you incur related to your move.
- If you’re moving for work, get a letter from your employer confirming that the move is for work purposes.
- If you’re claiming travel expenses, keep track of your mileage and record other travel costs, such as plane tickets or hotel stays.
- If you’re claiming temporary living expenses, be sure to keep track of your expenses and have receipts to back them up.
- Remember, you can only claim moving expenses if you are moving at least 40 kilometres closer to your new job or place of work.
Moving can be stressful and expensive, but knowing that you can claim some of your moving expenses on your taxes can help ease the financial burden. Be sure to keep track of all eligible expenses and get a letter from your employer if you’re moving for work purposes. With careful planning, you can save yourself some money come tax time.
If you’re planning a move, keep track of all eligible expenses so you can claim them on your taxes. Knowing that you can claim some of your moving expenses on your taxes can help ease the financial burden of moving. Be sure to take help from the advisory services of a professional accounting and tax firm. This way, you can rest assured of getting the most out of your tax deductions. Contact us so we can help you.
Sohail Afzal, CPA, CMA, MBA
Sohail Afzal, (CPA, CMA, MBA) is the founder & CEO of GTA Accounting Professional Corporation. He is a highly experienced Chartered Professional Accountant and businessman himself and understands the challenges that many businesses face when it comes to cash flow management. As an experienced business consultant & tax advisor, he is helping companies grow by providing the technical, financial, and contractual information necessary for strategic decision-making.