How To Make A Moving Tax Deduction

Complete Form T1-M, Moving Expenses Deduction, to calculate the moving expense deduction that you are eligible to claim on line 219 of your return.


Can you claim moving expenses?

Employee or self-employed

If you have moved and established a new home to be employed or run a business at a new location, you can deduct eligible moving expenses from the employment or self-employment income you earned at your new location.

If you are an employee or a self-employed individual, select one of the following:


If you move from Canada, to Canada, or between two locations outside Canada, you must be a deemed or factual resident of Canada and the move has to be from one place where you ordinarily resided to live in another place where you will ordinarily reside.

Full-time student 

If you moved to take courses as a student in full-time attendance enrolled in a post-secondary program at a university, college or other educational institution, you may qualify to deduct eligible moving expenses from the part of your scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, certain prizes, and research grants that is required to be included in your income.

Line 219 – Expenses you can deduct

You must first determine if you qualify to deduct moving expenses, either as an individual who is employed or self-employed or as a full-time student.

If you qualify, you can claim reasonable amounts that you paid for moving yourself, your family, and your household items. Not all members of your household have to travel together or at the same time.

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