2009 Mileage Rates

The IRS has released its 2009 mileage rates. Here is a quote from their news release:

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2009 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2009, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups, or panel trucks) will be:

  • 55 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 24 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

For the full release click here. To learn more about the efforts to raise the reimbursement rate for miles driven in service of nonprofit organizations click here.

2 Responses to 2009 Mileage Rates

  1. Please advise if the manner in which my employer is appling mileage is correct.
    he reimburses as follows. He reduces the miles from my home to the main office from the miles I drive to and rrom the clients. However he calculates the miles paid by the distance from my home to the clients office.
    Shouldn’t the miles be paid from my home to the clients?
    Thank you

  2. Elsie,
    That doesn’t seem exactly correct to me, but I have yet to find any other guidance on it from the IRS. You may be able to claim the unreimbursed amounts as a tax credit, see IRS publication 463 for the details on that.

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