IRS mileage rate 2022
Find the new federal mileage rate for 2022 from IRS below and information on how you can use it for your reimbursement. The IRS announces three federal mileage rates each year that are used to calculate mileage deductions for business, medical/moving, and charitable purposes.
How much is the IRS mileage rate for 2022?
The IRS has announced that the mileage rates for 2022 are changing from July 1st, 2022. The new mileage rates will be:
- 62.5 cents per mile for business purposes, up 4 cents from the first half of the year
- 22 cents per mile for medical and moving purposes, up 4 cents from the first half of 2022
- 14 cents per mile for charity-related driving
The 2022 mileage rates applicable from January 1st to June 30th, 2022 are:
- 58.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 2.5 cents from the rate last year
- 18 cents per mile driven for medical, or moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces, up 2 cents compared to 2021, and
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations; this rate is set by statute and remains unchanged since last year.
You can confirm the new mileage rate for 2022 on the official IRS website.
Need the mileage rate for last year? Read more about the IRS mileage rate for 2021.
How to use the 2022 federal mileage rate
The federal mileage rates for 2022 are the ones you need to use for calculating your reimbursement from January 2022 until the end of the year. Note that you should calculate the mileage you've accrued from January 1 - June 30, 2022, with the intial rates set by the IRS. Any mileage you drive in the second part of the year - from July 1st till December 31st, 2022, should be calculated using the newly announced IRS mileage rates for 2022.
It is likely that if you are an employer, your employees will expect to get reimbursed based on the new IRS reimbursement rate for 2022. Keep in mind that when reimbursing your employees you are not obliged to use the standard rate. In any case, it is useful to know the mileage rate for 2022 because anything you reimburse above it will be taxed.
As self-employed, use the 2022 mileage rate to calculate the mileage deduction you can claim on your tax return in 2023 for the 2022 year.
Why the 2022 IRS mileage rate went up
The mileage rate for 2022 is calculated by the IRS based on an analysis of the costs of owning and operating a vehicle in the US. There are a few different factors that influence the IRS’ decision on the new mileage rate. Some of these factors include:
- The price of gas
- Depreciation rates
- Insurance rates
- Vehicle costs
The IRS aims to set a rate that covers the costs you may incur while driving your vehicle for business purposes in 2022.
How to automate your mileage logbook
IRS Mileage Guide
- Mileage log requirements
- IRS medical and charitable mileage
- For employers
- For employees
- How the IRS mileage rate is set
- Calculate your reimbursement
- Current mileage rates
- IRS mileage rate 2022
- For self-employed
- Mileage rates 2020
- IRS mileage rate 2021
- Is reimbursement taxed?