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New 2010 IRS Mileage Rate

On December 3, 2009, the IRS announced its 2010 standard deduction mileage rates (online at,,id=216048,00.html).  As of January 1, 2010, the IRS is decreasing the IRS standard employee mileage deduction for business use of a motor vehicle to 50 cents per mile.  (In 2009 the IRS mileage standard deduction was 55 cents per mile.)  Employers that use the IRS rate or lower may deduct that amount as a business expense.  However, employees who receive higher reimbursement may be required to pay taxes on the difference between their employer’s reimbursement rate and the IRS mileage deduction as “wages.”  Employers should notify their employees if they intend to change the reimbursement rate.

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