client sold his home privately, can a house evaluation done by a professional company be claimed in the moving expenses on T1M ?


Not quite certain what a "House Evaluation" is, there are Home Inspections and there are Appraisals.  Usually these are costs born by the purchasor.  However when one eschews the advice of a professional (i.e. Real Estate Agent) one can expect to achieve sub-optimal results and/or pay for things that one ought not.

If you can convince yourself (and CRA if it comes to their focus) that it is a cost of selling the home then according to their website it should qualify as a deductible expense for "Moving Expenses".

The other conditions of deductibility of a move must still be satisfied (i.e. normal place of residence, moved 40 Km closer (by the shortest usual public route), and earned income at the new location).

You might try a google search... that's how I found the answer.

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