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Entering information about Form 3903 moving expenses in ProSeries

by Intuit Updated 3 months ago

This article will show you how to enter information for Form 3903, Moving Expenses, in ProSeries Professional and ProSeries Basic.

Follow these steps to enter information for Form 3903:

  1. From an open return.
  2. Press F6 on your keyboard to open the Open Forms window.
  3. Type 3903 and press Enter to open a copy of Form 3903.
  4. Complete the Military Exception Smart Worksheet.
    • The IRS Instructions for Form 3903, under "What's New," states: "Moving expense deduction eliminated, except for certain Armed Forces members. For tax years beginning after 2017, you can no longer deduct moving expenses unless you are a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and, due to a military order, you move because of a permanent change of station."
  5. Complete the General Information Smart Worksheet.
  6. Complete the Travel Expenses Smart Worksheet.

The employer may report expenses that they paid on Form W-2, box 12, code P. To link this amount to the Form 3903, open the W-2 Worksheet and double-click the line labeled P: Double click to link to Form 3903, line 4.

For taxable years, beginning after December 31, 2017 and before January 1, 2026 the deduction for moving expenses and the exclusion for qualified moving expense reimbursement is suspended, except for members of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty who move pursuant to a military order and incident to a permanent change of station.

IRC code section 217 allowed an above-the-line deduction for moving expenses paid or incurred during the tax year in connection with the commencement of work by the taxpayer as an employee or self-employed individual at a new principal place of work. IRC section 217 is amended by IRC section 11049.

The moving expense deduction is reported on Form 3903 and flows to Schedule 1, line 26.

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