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IRS Announces 2017 Standard Mileage Rates

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The IRS has announced the 2017 standard mileage rates for miles traveled related to business, charitable, medical, or moving activities.

Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Decreasing from 2016 rates

Starting January 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pick-up or panel truck will be:

  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles (a decrease of .5 cents from 2016)
  • 17 cents per mile for medical or moving purposes (a decrease of 2 cents from 2016)
  • 14 cents per mile for miles driven in the service of a charitable organization (no change from 2016)

These standard mileage rates are determined by annual studies of the costs of operating a vehicle. For business mileage, the fixed and variable costs are taken into consideration. For medical and moving mileage, only the variable costs of operation are considered. The mileage rate for charitable organization service is based on a statute. Read more about these determinations in Rev. Proc. 2010-51. Notice 2016-79 from IRS.gov.

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