Can both of a married couple claim moving expenses?

My daughter and her husband moved two times in the year. They each moved at separate times. Can they both claim moving expenses? And can both moves be claimed?

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  • Yes, you can split legitimate moving expenses with your spouse if that will maximize your deduction or have the spouse with the higher marginal tax rate claim the whole amount.
  • And yes you can claim more than one move.

More here from TurboTax Tips : Moving Tax Deductions in Canada https://bit.ly/2ICz1s6

Also from TurboTax Tips : When and How You Can Claim Moving Expenses in Canada https://bit.ly/2OFu7eT

Below is how do I claim moving expenses in TurboTax?

Note for couples: The CRA allows couples to split moving expenses (click here: link). If you split expenses between you and your spouse, only claim the portion of the expenses that your partner isn’t claiming. In most cases, it’s beneficial to have the higher-earning spouse claim all moving expenses.

Instructions for the TurboTax online edition

1. Select the image of the magnifying glass (or Find) in the upper-right area of TurboTax.

2. Enter “Moving Expenses” in the Find window.

3. Select Moving Expenses from the list of results, then select Go.

The Your Moving Profile step appears.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to claim your moving expenses.

Instructions for the TurboTax CD/download edition

1. Select the image of the magnifying glass (or Find) in the upper-right area of TurboTax.

2. Enter “moving” in the Find window.

3. Select Moving profile from the list of results, then select Go.

The Move during the year step appears.

4. Select Yes in answer to the question Did you have moving expenses during the year to start a job or a business, or to study full-time at a post-secondary institution?

The Your Moving Profile step appears.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to claim your moving expenses.

 

Note: If your moving expenses total more than the income you earn at your new location, TurboTax will carry the leftover amount forward so that you can claim it in a future tax year. You can see this amount in the Review section of TurboTax.

 

 

 

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TIP: Please ensure you keep all receipts to any expenses claimed in both moves in case the CRA requests them later.

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