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IRS Revises Optional Standard Mileage Rates

June 22, 2022

On June 9, 2022, the IRS released Announcement 2022-13, in which the agency increased the optional standard mileage rate for computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business to 62.5 cents per mile. The optional standard mileage rate for medical and moving expenses is increased to 22 cents per mile. These increases are effective starting on July 1, 2022, and were increased in part due to higher fuel costs. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, medical and moving purposes in lieu of tracking actual costs. These rates are also used by many businesses as benchmarks for reimbursing employees for mileage.

Employers who use these rates as benchmarks should be aware of and account for this increase.

IRS Announcement 2022-13 ยป