Personally Procured Moves (PPM)

(formerly referred to as Do-It-Yourself (DITY) Moves)

PPM Requirements:

DD1351-2- Completed and signed by Reviewing official
PCS Travel Orders
DD2278- Calculated by the Transportation Office*
Copies of Certified Weight tickets including Gross (full) weight and one for Tare (empty) weight
Operating Expense (OPE) worksheet- if attempting to reduce your taxable income
Copy of Paid Rental Agreement
Copy of vehicle registration when utilizing POV and/or boat/trailer move (See JTR for details)

*Weight Allowances are based on rank and type of move (See JTR for details)

Operating Expenses:

Operating expenses (OPE) are goods that Service Members pay for that lower their taxable income when they claim the PPM/ DITY move.  Items that can be reused are not normally authorized.

Common Operating Expenses:

Authorized Expenses Unauthorized Expenses
Rental Truck/Trailor Safe Move Insurance
Hand Truck/Dollies-Rental Purchase of Auto Transporter/Dollies
Furniture Pads Extra Drivers
Boxes/Tape Totes
Oil/Fuel Oil Change/Lube 
Tolls Meals/Lodging
Hired Labor Sales Tax
Rope/Tarps/Tie-Downs/Tie Straps Hitch Fees/Tow Bars
Packing Material Routine Maintenance
Weight Ticket Fees Storage
PODS Locks
Environmental Fees Tire Chains

Incentive Pay for Authorized Expenses:
Military moves are not taxable unless you receive incentive pay.  Incentive pay is taxed at 22%. You will be mailed a W-2 on the incentive pay amount for the tax year you received the payment.This type of W-2 is not available on myPay.

Still have questions? Please see your Transportation Office for assistance.

Page updated October 11, 2022