2022 IRS Mileage Rates
- On 4 January 2022
- Posted by Chantal Mariotti
As shared with us by the law firm of ECJ, and Mr. Kelly Scott, Esq., please note the following:
The 2022 mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes have increased from last year or remained unchanged. Specifically, as of January 1, 2022, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) are:
- 58.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up two and one-half cents from the rate for 2021;
- 18 cents per mile driven for medical, or moving purposes for active-duty members of the Armed Forces, up two cents from the rate for 2021; and
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations, unchanged from 2021.
The IRS standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs. The charitable rate is based on a statute.
Note that taxpayers can calculate the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates when such expenses are deductible.
The rates are important because most employers use the standard rate for business as the reimbursement rate for employees who drive their vehicles in connection with performing work. However, employers should note that, just like deductions for taxpayers, employees can opt to calculate their actual mileage expenses instead of using the IRS rate.
By Kelly Scott, Esq., Partner at the law firm of Erwin, Cohen & Jessup