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I am an Italian citizen, currently living there, and I will relocate to Germany because of a job that requires relocation.

I was wondering if the relocation expenses are tax deductible--and to which extent.

Some websites mention that the deduction is for any case including abroad-to-Germany, while other websites mention that this is possible only for Germany-to-Germany or Germany-abroad relocations. So, I am confused.

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    Save all your receipts and include the expenses, properly documented, in your first tax return as "Werbungskosten". State that they were related to a relocation for work reasons. After that, it's up to the tax office to decide if they will refund you any taxes based on these expenses – the worst that can happen is that they say no. – user149408 Jun 6 '16 at 19:53
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With this type of expenses it is always worth trying, so do as user149408 says in their comment and

Save all your receipts and include the expenses, properly documented, in your first tax return as "Werbungskosten". State that they were related to a relocation for work reasons. After that, it's up to the tax office to decide if they will refund you any taxes based on these expenses – the worst that can happen is that they say no.

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