The 40km Program
Did you know that under certain conditions, the expenses incurred for the purchase or sale of your property as the broker’s commission, notary fees, moving costs and many other expenses may be tax deductible?
Deduction for Moving Expenses
You can claim a deduction for moving expenses in your income tax return if, during the taxation year concerned, you meet both of the following conditions :
You moved in order to:
- take up employment duties,
- carry on a business,
- practise a profession,
- attend an educational institution at which you were enrolled full time in a post-secondary program;
- Your new residence is at least 40 kilometres closer to your new place of study or work (even if your work is seasonal).
The deduction you can claim is limited to the net income that you earned in the taxation year at your new place of work. You can, however, carry forward any part of the moving expenses you were unable to deduct in the taxation year concerned.
Only expenses for moving from one location to another in Canada are deductible, unless they were incurred at a time when you were living outside Canada temporarily. If such is the case, contact us.
If, during the taxation year, you moved to attend an institution at which you were enrolled full time in a post-secondary program, the deduction you can claim is limited to the net amount of the research grants you received. If you did not receive any research grants, you cannot claim this deduction.