The Internal Revenue Service (US) has issued the 2022 standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2022, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) in the United States will be:
• 58.5 cents per mile for business driven (up 2.5 cents from the rate for 2021)
• 18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes (up 2 cents from the rate for 2021)
• 14 cents per mile driven for a charitable organization (unchanged from the 2021 rate)
As an example, if you drove 200 miles in California during 2021 your deduction would be 58.5 cents x 200 miles, or $117 USD.
The business mileage rate increased two and a half cents per mile, and the medical and moving expense rates each increased 2 cents per mile from 2021. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.
Taxpayers also have the option of calculating the actual cost of using their vehicle instead of using the standard mileage rates.
MileCatcher is an automatic mileage tracker and will automatically use country-specific 2022 deduction rates for trips you log if you set up an account in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Austria, Belgium, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden.