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IRS Update: 2 of the 3 Standard Mileage Rates have increased for 2022, details provided.

​IRS Update: 2 of the 3 Standard Mileage Rates have increased for 2022, details provided.

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The IRS has issued the 2022 optional Standard Mileage Rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2022, the Standard Mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be

Standard Mileage Rates for 2022


​Business miles are 58.5 cents per mile for 2022 , up 2.5 cents from the rate for 2021.

Medical Miles are 18 cents per mile* for 2022, up 2 cents from the rate for 2021. * Also used for moving by qualified active-duty members of the armed forces.

Charitable Miles** are 14 cents per mile for 2022, the rate remains unchanged from 2021. ** Driven in service of organizations.
The Standard Mileage Rate for business use 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.

Moving Expense Limitations

It is important to note that under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, taxpayers cannot claim a miscellaneous itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee travel expenses. Taxpayers also cannot claim a deduction for moving expenses unless they are members of the armed forces on active duty moving under orders to a permanent change of station. For more details, see Moving Expenses for Members of the Armed Forces.

Actual Vehicle Costs vs Standard Mileage

Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.

Special Mile Rate Rules

Taxpayers can use the standard mileage rate but must opt to use it in the first year the car is available for business use. Then, in later years, they can choose either the standard mileage rate or actual expenses. Leased vehicles must use the standard mileage rate method for the entire lease period (


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