03/09) Q: If your employer has to relocate to another location because of a disaster, how do you determine if you will be able to deduct your travel costs? A: The answer will depend on whether the employer move is realistically expected to be for less than or more than one year. A temporary assignment away from home, an assignment whose termination can be foreseen within a fixed and reasonably short period (less than one year), does not shift the “tax home.” via FAQs for Disaster Victims – Travel Expenses.