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mcross1
Returning Member

Reasonable Moving Expenses

My wife and I moved my son 300 km to a new residence so he could start an internship. We rented a vehicle and we all spent 5 nights in a hotel getting him situated in his new surroundings. I understand all expenses would not be covered. What would be the reasonable expenses for him to claim using the CRA's simplified method for mileage, meals, accommodations etc.

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TurboTaxBrenda1
Moderator

Reasonable Moving Expenses

You will be able to claim your mileage to his new residence, food on the way there and one night stay in a hotel. Just be sure that you keep all receipts.  

 

Moving expenses

mcross1
Returning Member

Reasonable Moving Expenses

Thanks for your reply - much appreciated! Just wondering if you could explain the logic behind your reply? You indicated 1 night's accommodation. We were required to spend 2 nights in a motel before his new accommodations became available. You indicated mileage, even though we rented a vehicle. You mentioned food on the way there and to keep receipts. We have the receipts for accommodations, CRA accepts a simplified claim(without receipts) of $51/day for meals. How many people can claim the meal expense?

 

I figured that mileage, one way, at the rate of .57 for Ontario(not the vehicle rental), motel accommodations for 2 nights (until new residence became available) and meals for 3 days @ $51/day(may son only) would be a reasonable claim. That would be $171 for mileage + $180 for motel + $153 for meals totaling $504. This is far less than the actual cost, but, I'm just trying to be fair based on what he's rightfully entitled. Please show me were I might be mislead.

TurboTaxBrenda1
Moderator

Reasonable Moving Expenses

Those were examples and then I sent you the FAQ to assist you further.

 

Here is information from CRA on everything you can claim as expenses if your son is a full-time student.

 

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