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Full Value Moving Insurance

Protecting your personal belongings during your move is as important to you as it is to us. That’s why Arrow Moving offers a plan to protect you if the unexpected happens to your personal items during your move. Our moving insurance is easy to understand, and it’s included upfront with every Arrow Moving move.

Here’s how it works: The default amount of full-value protection is automatically included with your move using the estimated weight of your total shipment.

  • $6 x 10,000 lbs = $60,000

The protection amount is calculated at a rate of $6 per pound multiplied by the estimated weight of your total shipment.

For example, Arrow Moving will offer $60,000 in shipment protection for a 10,000 pound shipment. During your move: If we cause damage or loss to any of your personal belongings they will be either repaired or replaced up to the total amount of the shipment protection that you select.

Included with Full-Value Protection moving insurance is the High Value Inventory Form. This form must be used to list any items valued greater than $100 per pound. It’s important that each item being moved is carefully considered by you with this in mind. So if an item has a value beyond $100 per pound, be sure to list the item on the High Value Inventory Form. As you can see, your use of the High Value Inventory Form assures you the full benefit of your Full-Value Protection for your valuable items.

At Arrow Moving, we understand that moving can be a stressful time, let Full-Value Protection moving insurance help ease your mind.

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Moving Expenses Tax Deduction

Sometimes Changing Places Can Pay with a Moving Expenses Tax Deduction

You may, under certain circumstances, deduct some moving expenses on your federal income tax return if you complete the appropriate forms. Though Arrow Moving and Storage cannot give you tax advice, we have prepared a summary of some of the issues you should consider about the tax implications of your move. Because laws change frequently, you should always consult the Internal Revenue Service or your personal tax advisor for the most current information about your particular situation

Do You Qualify?

If you are moving in order to start a new job or have been transferred to a new location in your current job, the IRS allows you a reasonable moving expenses tax deduction as an adjustment to gross income if certain conditions, including the following, are met: The change in job location would require you to commute at least 50 miles (one way) farther to work had you not moved. That 50 miles must be based on the shortest of the most commonly traveled routes. The move occurs within one year of the date you begin work at the new location. You work full time (for any employer) in the general vicinity of the new location for at least 39 weeks during the 12-month period following the move. If you are transferred, laid off or become disabled before the end of the 39-week period, you still may claim moving expenses. If you are self-employed, you must work full time for a total of at least 78 weeks during the 24 months immediately after you move.

Deductible Expenses

If you meet the qualifications for a moving expenses tax deduction, the following types of expenses may be deductible if you moved with the United States or from a foreign country into U.S. territory. Packing and Transporting You can deduct the reasonable expenses of packing, crating and transporting your family’s personal effects from your former home to your new one. Moving expenses can also include the transportation of your automobile and pets and the cost of valuation and in-transit storage. For moves within the United States, the deduction of in-transit storage expenses is limited to the cost of 30 consecutive days of storage after your goods are picked up. Guidance about whether particular expenses are reasonable is available from the IRS. Travel You can deduct the cost of your personal, one-way transportation and lodging. The trip should be the shortest, most direct route available for the type of transportation selected. It is not necessary that all family members travel at the same time. However, the expenses for only one trip per person may be deducted. Additional information about particular expenses may be obtained from the IRS.

Moving Documents Checklist

You should keep records pertaining to your move in one place, and keep them for at least three years. Those records should include:

Mover’s Documents

• Bill of Lading

• Inventory

• Additional Services Performed form

Travel Expense Receipts

• Personal transportation costs (air, bus or train fares, and/or automobile expenses)

• Lodging

IRS Tax Forms and Information

• W-2 Wage and Tax Statement (from employer)

• 4782 Employee Moving Expense Information (from employer)

• 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

• Schedule A – Itemized Deductions

• Schedule D – Capital Gains and Losses

• Form 3903 – Moving Expenses

• Publication 521 – Moving Expenses

• Publication 523 – Tax Information on Selling Your Home

• Publication 530 – Tax Information for Homeowners

• Publication 553 – Highlights of Tax Changes

Keep in mind that Arrow Moving and Storage cannot offer specific tax advice and any specific inquiries should be directed to a tax professional.

 

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Packing Tips For Your Move

The Things to Leave off the Truck – Packing Tips

Starting fresh in 2016? Move into a new life with Arrow Moving. Let us take care of all of the heavy lifting and transport while you enjoy your fresh start. While we can move anything for you we have created some packing tips and a checklist of items not to pack on the truck. Before your things are packed and loaded, please take some time to look over the items that we cannot put on a truck or in a container. Hazardous and perishable materials are not allowed, and we recommend that you keep sentimental or personally important items with you.  These include

Hazardous Materials

• Aerosol Cans
• Ammonia
• Ammunition
• Car Batteries
• Charcoal/Lighter Fluid
• Chemistry Sets
• Cleaning Solvents
• Darkroom Chemicals
• Fertilizer
• Fire Extinguishers
• Fireworks
• Fuels/Oils
• Household Batteries
• Kerosene
• Liquid Bleach
• Loaded Guns
• Matches
• Nail Polish
• Paint Thinners
• Paints/Varnishes
• Pesticides
• Poisons
• Pool Chemicals
• Propane Tanks
• Sterno Fuel
• Weed Killer

Also Perishable Items Including:

• Food without Adequate Preservation
• Frozen Food
• Open or Half-used Foods
• Plants
• Produce
• Refrigerated Foods

Don’t forget that you should keep any items of personal or sentimental value with you on the move.

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Moving Van Tracking

Track Your Moving Van Like A Package – Arrow Moving And Storage

When the van drives away, we’re watching it every step of the way. Arrow Moving uses VanStar®, Mayflower’s vehicle location system meaning your belongings are always in sight. As a certified Mayflower agent, Arrow Moving has access to a vast array of resources and technology, including the ability to track your moving van just as you would any other package. Rest easy in the knowledge that your belongings can be monitored online at your convenience.

Arrow Moving provides you with satellite tracking of your moving van, making your current order status details readily available to you. That means you can track your shipment’s progress and get up-to-date information through our online tracking system. As a Arrow Moving customer, the sophisticated technology of VanStar allows you to rest easy and concentrate on your family, not your furniture. The customer-friendly design of our online tracking tool means you will never have to wonder about the status of your shipment. When the Arrow Moving and Storage moving van leaves your driveway, VanStar is watching out for it, ready to provide the peace of mind you need during the moving process. Contact us or visit a your local Arrow Moving and Storage storefront today.

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