CAN A CLIENT CLAIM MOVING EXPENSES IF THEY ENTER A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH SAME COMPANY (100% commission) TO MOVE TO TOWN WHERE CLIENTS ARE AND WORK FROM HOME OFFICE (New home is 45km from old home)?
-Previous residence (in Town A) was 42.0km from office, which is in a different town (Town B). -During COVID, they began working from home 100%. -In 2021, they signed a partnership agreement (still working for same company and office but under a different arrangement) and went from earning a combination of salary and commission to earning 100% commission in a partnership agreement to service clients in the area around the original office location (Town B).
- They moved family to Town B, as this was an important part of the partnership agreement; the partner is letting them take over his book of business assuming that my client will move to the area and be involved in the community (which is important to the business clients in Town B).
- Technically my client moved 45km from old home to new home to get a home in the necessary area and works from home now (distance from new residence to “new” work location is 0km, which I’m wondering if that will cause a red flag).
- The distance from the client’s new home to the original office is only 36.7 shorter so doesn’t meet the 40km requirements, but since they’re working 100% from home now and had to move to the area as part of the job, they went from a 42km commute (old home to office) to a 0km commute when working from the new home in Town B.
Thank you in advance!!