Tax Tip of the Day: IRS Releases Business Standard Mileage Rate for 2012

The business standard mileage rate, which many employers use to reimburse employees for business miles driven, is 55.5 cents-per-mile for 2012, the IRS has announced. This reflects no change from the second half of 2011.

Business Standard Mileage Rate: In June 2011, the IRS announced a mid-year increase in the business standard mileage rate. The business standard mileage rate increased from 51 cents-per-mile to 55.5 cents-per mile for the second half of 2011. For 2012, the business standard mileage rate will be 55.5 cents-per-mile, which reflects no change from the second half of 2011.

Other rates: For 2012, the standard mileage rate for medical and moving expenses will be 23 cents-per-mile, reflecting a 0.5 cents-per-mile reduction from 2011. The statutorily-determined rate for the charitable deduction remains unchanged at 14 cents-per-mile for 2012.

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