The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended the deduction for moving expenses and job search expenses for most taxpayers for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017 through January 1, 2026. This suspension does not apply to members of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty who move pursuant to a military order related to a permanent change of station. However, employers may exclude from wages any 2018 reimbursements to or payments on behalf of employees for moving expenses incurred for a move that took place prior to January 1, 2018, and which would have been deductible had they been paid prior to that date. See Notice 2018-75 for more information. Return to What If?