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Category: Federal

2017 Standard Mileage Rates

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rate for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) changed to:

* 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven.

* 17 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.


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