Jul 06, 2009

IRS Mileage Rates Lower for 2009

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The mileage rates for 2009 are lower than that of the second half of 2008, reflecting the reversal of rising gasoline prices in late 2008, but are still higher than the rates in effect at the beginning of 2008.

Here they are the mileage rates for this year and last:

2009 Mileage Rates

The standard mileage rates for 2009 are:

  • 55 cents per mile for business driving, and
  • 24 cents per mile for medical or moving purposes.

For those who haven't yet filed taxes for the 2008 tax year, here are the rates for 2008:

2008 Mileage Rates

The standard mileage rates for the first half of 2008 were:

  • 50.5 cents per mile for business driving, and
  • 19 cents per mile for medical or moving purposes.

Because of the increases in fuel prices in mid-2008, the standard mileage rates for the second half of 2008 were:

  • 58.5 cents per mile for business driving, and
  • 27 cents per mile for medical or moving purposes.