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What are temporary living expenses?

Temporary living expenses that are deductible include the cost of hotels and temporary apartments as well as the monthly utility charges for things like gas and electricity.

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Then, can you deduct temporary living expenses?

Living expenses are not in general tax deductible. However, there are exceptions. According to the Internal Revenue Service, temporary housing is housing that you live in when working on a temporary assignment for your employer that takes you outside of an acceptable commuting distance from your home.

Also, is temporary housing allowance taxable? The IRS does consider any reimbursements for temporary housing associated with a permanent move taxable. However, if your employer also pays for you to stay in temporary housing while you finalize the move out of your former home, then 100 percent of those payments are fully taxable.

Similarly one may ask, is temporary housing considered a moving expense?

Moving expenses rent on temporary housing family in old home Your rent will not count as a moving expense deduction, but you likely will have moving expenses. The following two links have more information, taken from IRS Publication 521 regarding moving expenses: Deductible expenses, and Non-deductible expenses.

Can I deduct living expenses if I work away from home?

"Travel expenses paid or incurred in connection with a temporary work assignment away from home are deductible. This means only the amount over 2% of your adjusted gross income will be deductible on the Schedule A. If you have enough expenses, and typically itemize your deductions, it may benefit you.

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