IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rates - 2022 Midyear Update

Effective July 1, 2022, the IRS standard mileage rate for business use of a vehicle is 62.5 cents per mile through the end of the year.

2022 Midyear IRS Mileage Rate Changes

Reference the following rates for business-related travel from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Business: 62.5 cents per mile (increase from 58.5 cents)
  • Medical / Moving: 22 cents per mile for qualified active duty members of the Armed Forces* (increase from 18 cents)
  • Charitable: 14 cents per mile (unchanged)

For travel from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2022, use standard mileage rates per IRS Notice 2022-03.

Each year, the IRS sets optional standard mileage rates as a simple way to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, or medical purposes. Employers also have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.

Employers may optionally reimburse employees using this rate or a lower rate so as long as the employee provides an accounting of the miles driven using their personal vehicles for business purposes. Miles driven from their home to work are not allowable. The reimbursement can be paid nontax if the rate per mile used is less than the IRS rate. However, employer reimbursement will limit the employee's ability to expense the use of their vehicles on their personal returns.

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*Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, taxpayers cannot claim a miscellaneous itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee travel expenses. Taxpayers also cannot claim a deduction for moving expenses, except members of the Armed Forces on active duty moving under orders to a permanent change of station.


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