2017 IRS Standard Rates for Business, Medical/Moving, and Charitable Mileage


The Current RCUH Travel Rates, Attachment 12, has been updated for 2017.

Beginning on January 1, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile (includes cars, vans, pickups, and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving, or charitable purposes are as follows:

$0.535 per mile driven for business purposes, down from $0.54 in 2016
$0.17 per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from $0.19 in 2016
$0.14 per mile driven in service of charitable organizations (rate for volunteers)

The standard mileage rate for business miles is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile.  The mileage rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.  The charitable mileage rate is set by statute.  See IR-2016-169, December 13, 2016.