IRS Announces 2014 Standard Mileage Rates


The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates to be used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on January 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:


Purpose Rate Per Mile
For business miles driven   56 cents
For medical or moving purposes 23.5 cents
In service of charitable organization 14 cents


The rate for business rate and the medical and moving rate are each decreased by one-half cent per mile from the 2013 rate.

For more information about the rate changes for 2014, please visit the IRS website.

The IRS studies the various fixed and variable costs associated with operating a motor vehicle for transport for business use and establishes an updated rate. The agency uses only variable costs when calculating the rate for medical and moving based mileage.

Various restrictions apply when applying these rates. Please consult a tax professional for more information.

Published: December 6, 2013