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IRS Tax Regulations & Standard Mileage Rates

See below for links to Free Information about IRS tax regulations regarding business use of vehicles and other related deductibility issues.

Overview & Disclaimer

This information is provided as a service to customers of the deluxe Vehicle Mileage & Maintenance Record Book and the standard Vehicle Mileage Record Book, as well as all visitors to this web site. The information on this web site has been compiled from the most current publications available from the IRS. As new information becomes available, will post it to this document.  Consult with your attorney, accountant or tax preparer about specific tax laws. This web site, Cedar Marketing Group, Inc., Business Strategies, related companies or resellers of the Vehicle Mileage & Maintenance Record Book assume no responsibility for any matter pertaining to your taxes, insurance, finances, or any other matter.

Recent IRS Standard Mileage Rates

Learn more about using expense reimbursement deduction method versus standard mileage rates in this helpful article.

2013 Standard Mileage Rates

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, the IRS standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

56.5 cents per mile for business miles driven.
24 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes.
14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

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Past IRS Standard Mileage Rates

2012 Standard Mileage Rates

  • 55.5 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

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 as determined by the same study. Independent contractor Runzheimer International conducted the study.
Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.

A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously.

These and other requirements for a taxpayer to use a standard mileage rate to calculate the amount of a deductible business, moving, medical or charitable expense are in Rev. Proc. 2010-51.  Notice 2012-01 contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.

If you want a convenient way to track your mileage, our vehicle mileage logs are designed to make the task of tracking mileage under IRS standards simple and quick.  Read this article to find out why paper logs are better than mileage apps.

2011 Standard Mileage Rates

  • 50 cents per mile for business miles driven.
  • 16.5 cents per mile driven for medical and moving purposes.
  • 14 cents per mile driven for charitable services.

2010 Standard Mileage Rates

  • 50 cents per mile for business miles driven.
  • 16.5 cents per mile driven for medical and moving purposes.
  • 14 cents per mile driven for charitable services.

Other Business Vehicle Related IRS Rules will regularly add links to articles and IRS rules that we believe can be useful to our customers.  We offer our product as a convenient and quality tool to help businesses and professionals comply with IRS rules regarding the use of their vehicles.  The auto mileage and maintenance forms log books are designed for busy professionals like you who are tired of cheap tax information recording tools that fall apart and don't provide adequate room on forms for writing. Order one of our auto mileage logs today and start making this essential task simple and quick. Each book comes with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

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