Calculating DITY Move Weight Rates for HHG Reimbursement

money-coinsIf you are moving all or any of your own stuff (Household Goods aka HHG), whether using your own vehicle or using a rental vehicle, you are entitled to HHG reimbursement. You will get reimbursed at 95% of what it would cost the government to move that stuff for you. What it would cost the government to move that stuff for you is highly dependent on how much a contracted moving company would charge. DITY move weight rates for household goods also change quarterly. For this reason, it’s difficult to get an accurate estimation.

In any case, DPS (Defense Personal Property System) should be used prior to PCS to get an “official” estimate. TMO will help you with the DPS process before you move. Note DPS does not take eligible expenses into account. Another way you can get estimates is by going to moving companies websites, getting a couple quotes and then calculating 95% of that for HHG reimbursement before tax.

For the purposes of this calculator, I used $0.40/lb for the low end of the range and $1/lb for the high end. This number is then multiplied by the weight entered in the “HHG weight” box. The eligible expenses entered in the “Expenses” form are then subtracted to take into account the tax deduction. This remaining amount is then multiplied by 0.75 to take into account a 25% tax rate. This final numbers are what you see in the “Reimbursement for movement of HHG” boxes in the “Allowances” form.

2 Replies to “Calculating DITY Move Weight Rates for HHG Reimbursement”

  1. do you know if the ‘MTMC RATE SOLICITATIONS PLUS $5.00 PER CWT X EST. WT. or WT. ALLOWANCE’ includes the per diem and MALT (per mile pay) that you get paid from finance or is it separate? thank you.

    1. I am almost positive that is just weight reimbursement because that statement is referring to how the government constructs costs for moving people’s hhg.

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