The GSA has decreased the mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees using their personal vehicles for official business from 54 to 53.5 cents per mile for calendar year 2017 (17 cents when a government-furnished vehicle is available, down from 19 cents). The new rate for using a motorcycle is 50.5 cents per mile, down from 51 and for using a privately owned airplane it’s $1.15 per mile, down from $1.17. The decrease in the so-called “POV” rate mirrors a recently announced decrease in a rate the IRS uses for certain tax deductibility purposes; the two commonly, but not necessarily, are equal.