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In general, there are only two categories of expenses that can be deducted as moving expenses:
"Household members" includes all who reside in both the old and the new location, but does not include domestic help or tenants unless they're your dependents.
The trip must be taken by conventional, reasonable means considering the circumstances of the move. If you make side trips along the way, the side trips are not deductible expenses.
If you travel by train, air, bus, etc., the cost will generally be the cost of the tickets, plus taxis or other ground transportation if applicable. If you travel by car, you have the choice of using the SMR of 19 cents per mile in 2011 or your actual expenses for gasoline, oil, repairs, etc. From January 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011, the standard mileage rate for moving use of a car was 19 cents per mile. From July 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, the standard mileage rate was 23.5 cents per mile. In either case, you can also deduct parking fees and tolls. It's not necessary that all family members travel together or by the same method.
The cost of the trip includes the cost of lodging along the way, including lodging in the vicinity of your old home within one day of the time you could no longer stay in the old home because your furniture was moved, and expenses for the day you arrive in the new location.
The cost of moving household goods and personal effects includes the possessions of all members of the household as defined above, including pets and cars. It includes costs of packing, crating, and insuring them. It also includes the cost of storing them for up to 30 consecutive days between the time they are removed from your old home and the time they are delivered to your new home. If goods are being moved from another location besides your old residence, you can't deduct more than the cost of moving them from your old residence.