Local Mileage Reimbursement Rate and How it is Calculated

Mileage expense incurred for use of personal auto while on university business, i.e., intercampus travel, will be reimbursed at the allowable federal rate as per IRS regulations.  Travel on non-business days, such as weekends and holidays, is fully eligible for mileage reimbursement.   Mileage is typically calculated from the point of the office, or a net of the total miles driven less the normal round trip daily commute to work for that day.  

In recognition of recent gasoline price increases, the Internal Revenue Service has announced an increase in the mileage reimbursement rate for the final six months of 2022. Effective July 1, 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year. The new rate for moving expenses will be 22 cents for the remainder of 2022, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of 2022. The mileage reimbursement rate for business between January 1 and June 30, 2022 is 58.6 cents per mile.  (in 2021 it was 56 cents per mile)

The rate is intended to cover the cost of operating a personal vehicle for business purposes, and as such, is formulated to take into account the estimated price of gas, automobile insurance and wear-and-tear.  When using a Tufts owned or rental vehicle the above rates do not apply.  You must purchase gas and submit receipts for reimbursement.

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