The IRS has released the 2014 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to co
mpute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes.
The 2014 standard mileage rate is 56 cents per mile for business uses and 23.5 cents per mile for medical and moving uses. It remains at 14 cents per mile for charitable uses.
The updated rates are effective for deductible transportation expenses paid or incurred on or after January 1, 2014, and for mileage allowances or reimbursements paid to, or transportation expenses paid or incurred by, an employee or a charitable volunteer on or after January 1, 2014.