Beginning on January 1, 2022, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
- 58.5 cents per mile driven for business use (Increase of 2.5 cents compared to 2021)
- 18 cents per mile driven for medical or for moving purposes for active duty members of armed forces.
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
Please note, taxpayers cannot claim an itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee travel expenses.
Taxpayers always have the option of calculation the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rate. 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.