Worldwide ERC sent the following request to its members on November 15, 2017 asking for support in preserving the moving expense deduction. 

Dear Worldwide ERC® Members,

Your industry needs your help. Please write your members of Congress today in support of preserving the moving expense deduction.  As previously reported by Worldwide ERC®, the current Senate and House versions of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” would eliminate numerous tax deductions and exclusions including the moving expense deduction.  It is critical that your members of Congress hear from you, requesting that they help restore this tool vital to workforce mobility.

Writing your members of Congress will only take a few minutes.  Here are specific directions on how to send a letter.

  • Access the sample draft letter that Worldwide ERC® and the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) have already crafted for you. Please feel free to customize the letter and indicate your company and company address, and be sure to change the placeholder language in brackets in the letter as to the name of the Senator or Congressman and your contact information. To download the letter, CLICK HERE.
  • To send letters to your Senators, go to and click on “Senators” in the top left banner of the homepage.  You will then be directed to a page with a list of Senators and a link to their contact form or email address.  Just click on the link, follow any provided directions and copy, cut and paste your letter into the webform or email message.
  • To send letters to your Representative(s), go to and click on “Representatives” in the top left banner or enter your zip code into the box provided in the top right corner of the homepage.  Find your Representative(s) and go to their respective individual homepage.  Then look for “Contact Congressman” or “Email Congressman” and copy, cut and paste the letter into the provided message option.
The moving expense deduction makes relocation more affordable for businesses and individuals and spurs economic growth.  Without the deduction, a relocation will be costlier for companies and employees, and will impact decisions on whether the move makes sense.
Every member of Worldwide ERC® could be directly or indirectly affected if the deduction were to be eliminated. Congress is moving very quickly on tax reform, so please write your Senators and Representatives today!


Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T

President and CEO, Worldwide ERC®

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