What is the Standard Mileage Rate for 2019?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) standard mileage rates for 2019 are:

  • 58 cents per business mile, up from 54.5 cents in 2018
  • 20 cents per mile for medical or moving, previously 18 cents per mile in 2018
  • 14 cents per mile for charity, same from 2018

How to calculate mileage deduction with the standard mileage rate

The standard mileage rate multiplied by the number of miles driven for business, medical or charity use determines how much your mileage deduction is worth.

How does the IRS calculate the standard mileage rate?

The IRS uses a variety of factors to determine the standard mileage rate which primarily include:

  • Cost of fuel
  • Car maintenance & wear and tear expenses
  • Vehicle prices

Can employees deduct their mileage?

Employees are not able to deduct mileage however those self-employed can still write off mileage for valid business activities.