IRS Announces 2014 Mileage Rates

The IRS recently announced the new standard mileage rates for 2014. The reimbursement rate for business mileage is .5 cents less than the 2013 rate.

Effective January 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be:

  • 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

Many pastors and staff members drive their personal vehicles for church-related business, such as visitations or special events. If properly tracked, those miles can be reimbursed by churches (or pastors and staff members may be able to calculate a deduction for their annual tax returns).

For a further explanation of reimbursements of transportation expenses and other key tax changes, pre-order the2014 Church and Clergy Tax Guidetoday.

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Edward L. Willis

February 05, 2014  9:28am

For church employees using their personal vehicles for church business, do they use the 56 cents or the 14 cents for mileage reimbursement in 2014?

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