Slight Mileage Rate Increase Likely Ahead

The IRS has announced that a mileage rate used for certain tax purposes will rise in 2018 to 54.5 cents per mile from the 53.5 cents per mile currently. GSA typically, but not necessarily, follows that IRS rate in setting the mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees using a personal vehicle on official business.

There are other rates for using a personal vehicle when a government vehicle is available or for using a motorcycle, which generally move up or down with the main mileage rate.