Thursday, June 23, 2011

IR-2011-69: IRS Increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 Cents per Mile

IR-2011-69: IRS Increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 Cents per Mile

The IRS has increased the standard mileage rate for the rest of the year starting on July 1st to %55.5 cents a mile. The standard rate is used to deduct the costs of operating a vehicle for business or other purposes. The IRS attributes the increase to the rise in gas prices and their effort is to offset taxpayers costs.

The IRS also increased the rate for deducting medical and moving expenses to $23.5 cents per mile. The rate for charitable mileage remains the same.

Taxpayers who use their automobiles for business purposes may also want to track actual mileage to ensure that they are reaping the most tax benefit. There are special rules regarding actual versus standard mileage rates so be sure to speak with your tax professional for additional guidance.

The Tech Accountant
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