The IRS has adjusted the mileage rate for 2016.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
- 54 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 57.5 cents for 2015
- 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 23 cents for 2015
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
The business mileage rate decreased 3.5 cents per mile and the medical, and moving expense rates decrease 4 cents per mile from the 2015 rates. The charitable rate is based on statute.
The 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.
Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates. Read the full article HERE
Do you have a simple form to track mileage? Excel has a form that will make it easier to keep track of daily mileage and for the owner to reimburse.
The Business Mileage Tracker includes a Mileage Log worksheet that you can print, fold in half, and store in your vehicle. Use it to record the start and end odometer reading, as well as the business purpose, whenever you use your vehicle for business travel. To read more about how this form works, click on this link.
Rules are changing between Standard Mileage and Actual Cost deduction methods. We recommend for you to have a professional go over the rules with you and help you stay on track. Contact us today to set an appointment