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New IRS standard mileage rate for 2018

December 21, 2017

Courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE

The IRS has released the 2018 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to compute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving, and charitable purposes. 

The 2018 standard mileage rate has increased to 54.5 cents per mile for business uses and 18 cents per mile for medical and moving uses. It remains at 14 cents per mile for charitable uses. For purposes of computing the allowance under an FAVR plan, the standard automobile cost may not exceed $27,300 ($31,000 for trucks and vans).  The updated rates are effective for deductible transportation expenses paid or incurred on or after January 1, 2018, and for mileage allowances or reimbursements paid to, or transportation expenses paid or incurred by, an employee or a charitable volunteer on or after January 1, 2018.

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