2009 Standard Mileage Rates

The IRS has announced the 2009 standard mileage rates used to calculate auto expenses for business, charitable, medical, and moving purposes.

Starting January 1, 2009, the standard mileage rates for cars will be:

  • 55 cents per mile for business miles
  • 24 cents per mile for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile for service of charitable organizations

As always, for business purposes, you have the option of calculating the actual cost of your vehicle usages rather than using the mileage rate.

If you are uisng your auto for business, medical, or charitable purposes then be sure to keep a log of miles driven so that your tax records will be correct.

If you have any questions on the mileage rates or about deducting your auto miles for business, medical, or charitable purposes please feel free to contact us.


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Seattle CPA+John Huddleston has written extensively on tax related subjects of interest to small business owners. Since 2002, he has owned his own small business, Huddleston Tax CPAs. He is a graduate of Washington State University and the University of Washington School of Law.

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