Notice 2022-3: Standard mileage rates for 2022

Standard mileage rates for taxpayers to use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile

Standard mileage rates to use in computing deductible costs of operating an automobile

The IRS today issued an advance version of Notice 2022-3 providing the standard mileage rates for taxpayers to use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes in 2022.

Notice 2022-3 [PDF 87 KB] provides that beginning January 1, 2022, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 58.5 cents per mile for business miles driven (up from 56 cents per mile for 2021)
  • 18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes for qualified active duty members of the Armed Forces (up from 16 cents per mile for 2021) (the deduction for moving expenses has been suspended for taxpayers other than active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces)
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations (no change from 2021)

In addition to providing the standard mileage rates, Notice 2022-3 provides the amount taxpayers must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that may be used in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate (FAVR) plan.

For an automobile the taxpayer owns and uses for business purposes, 26 cents of the 58.5 cents per mile rate in 2022 is attributable to depreciation expense (no change from 2021).

Read a related IRS release—IR-2021-251

 

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