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Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Calendar Year 2021

Effetive Jan. 1, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service has announced a decrease in the mileage reimbursement rate, effective Jan. 1, 2021, to $0.56 per mile. This is a decrease from the $0.575 IRS rate for 2020. (See Internal Revenue Notice-2020-279, released Dec. 22, 2020).

All state agencies may use the IRS rate for travel incurred on and after Jan. 1, 2021.

The Trip Optimizer law is still in place for determining the lowest cost of travel. The new $0.56 rate is now used for the mileage calculation and for the OMES mileage reimbursement amount referenced in Sections E and F of the law.

Calendar Year 2020

Effective Jan. 1, 2020

A Mileage Reimbursement Rate of $.575 for CY 2020 is authorized for all state agencies.The IRS announced its Federal Mileage Reimbursement Rate for CY 2020 in Internal Revenue Notice-2020-05, released 12-31-2019.

Calendar Year 2019

Effective Jan. 2, 2019

Mileage Reimbursement Rate - $.50 for CY 2019The mileage rate for travel by executive branch agencies.Federal Mileage Reimbursement Rate - $.58 for CY 2019 – Limited to Certain AgenciesAgencies not under the executive branch are encouraged to use the state established mileage rate for reimbursement. However, these agencies are authorized to use the rate established by the Internal Revenue Service.

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