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Mileage reimbursement unchanged at 51 cents per mile

Jan. 16, 2012 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
Mileage reimbursement is unchanged for employees driving their own cars for federal business.
Mileage reimbursement is unchanged for employees driving their own cars for federal business. (Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images)

Federal employees will see no change in their 51-cents-per-mile reimbursement for driving their own cars for federal business.

The standard reimbursement allowed by the IRS remains at 55.5 cents per mile, but the General Services Administration set the federal rate, effective Jan. 1, after its own independent analysis.

"GSA will continue to monitor these costs on a monthly basis and will adjust the rate if warranted," according to a Federal Register notice to be published Jan. 17.

Reimbursement is 51 cents per mile when no government vehicle is available. Reimbursement drops to 19 cents per mile if the employee chooses to drive his own car when a government vehicle is available.

Motorcycle reimbursement will also remain unchanged at 48 cents per mile.

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