For several years, one of the most popular posts on my blog was the one where I listed the mileage reimbursement rate for businesses. It’s been relatively stable, but this year brings about another small change.
In any event, the new rate became effective January 1, 2015. Remember, this is the optional standard mileage rates. These rates are typically used by businesses to help calculate mileage expenses for employees but it is not mandatory.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven (up from 56 cents in 2014.)
As a reminder, companies with personnel policies about their mileage reimbursement should consider updating their policies immediately to reflect this change. In the future, employers can draft a policy that states that their standard mileage rate will be consistent with the IRS’s rate without reference to a particular number.