About 25k feds face new tax liability

Thousands of federal employees whose work requires relocation will miss out on a tax deduction that helped them with the costs of their move, Government Executive reports.

The U.S. Tax Code President Trump signed into law earlier this year removed the tax deduction federal employees received for moving costs related to household goods, which affects many employees forced to relocate by their agency, such as air traffic controllers and many senior executives, according to the report.

The change has led to employees facing a one-time deduction from their paychecks of up to $7,000, according to the Senior Executives Association, which has been fielding complaints, the article notes, adding that about 25,000 federal employees per year are affected by the new tax liability.

Reader comments

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Maybe management will finally realize that not just the workers are getting, but so are they. Wake up and realize that we are (management and employees) are in this together.

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