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Temporary Job Assignments
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Re: Fellowship and temporary reassignment

I think the answer to your question hinges on intent. If you intend to return to the metropolitan area where you were living prior to taking the Temporary Job Assignment, it seems to me that you should be able to qualify for that luctrative tax deduction.

How to prove intent? If you have a verbal offer from the Texas employer, do not interview for jobs in other cities, and maintain a storage unit in Texas for your furniture, that would seem to me to demonstrate intent.

Please read through the other Questions and Answers in this Forum, and check out IRS Publication 463 (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf).

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