Sometimes people need to relocate, or move, to a new location. This is often due to either obtaining a new job in another community or their company transferring them to a new city. It can be as simple as moving across town, within the same state, across state borders, or even an international move. It typically involves packing every possession up, transferring them to the new home, and then getting everything unpacked and ready for use.
Moving can be a pretty stressful situation. It involves not just getting your personal belongings moved but also filling out a lot of change of address forms, getting a new driver’s license, and possibly selling the old house and buying a new one. It is particularly stressful for children as they might have to say goodbye to their friends and deal with a new school.
Professional relocation services can reduce some of the stress levels associated with moving. They will take all of your furniture, boxes, and so forth and load it all onto a truck. They transport these items to the new home and then take everything back out of the truck and put it all inside the new home. Relocation services Austin TX locals trust charge a typical amount for providing this service.
If you hire a professional relocation service in Austin it costs over $1000 if the move isn’t very far. A longer distance move, such as out of Texas, can cost somewhere between $2300 and $4300. The cost depends not just on how far you’re moving but the weight of your belongings, whether you purchase insurance on your items, when you’re moving, and other factors.
If your company moved your position to a new city, they might offer relocation services as a job perk. Large employers have internal departments that assist their employees who need to move for their job. This is usually handled through the human resources department who will work with the employee to make sure all the details are taken care of. Using a relocation service to move out of the country can be particularly attractive due to needing even more details handled than a move within a country. If your company relocates you to a foreign country, they can help get all the needed documentation together such as an up-to-date passport, long-term stay permissions, and help with finding a new place to live.
Moving for your job can also have tax implications. Under the new tax law, the higher standard deduction means that most people won’t be itemizing their returns any longer. However, if a family does have a lot of deductions, they can exceed the new higher threshold for itemizing. If you move for work the costs of doing so can be deducted from your federal taxes. The IRS states that if you move because you needed to for your job, or you started a new one, any reasonable expenses can be deducted from your taxes. They have additional requirements as well, such as how far you moved and for how long the move will be, but it’s worth checking into seeing if you qualify for this deduction.