January 6, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the 2021 Business Mileage Standard Rate of 56 cents, down 1.5 cents from the rate for 2020. This applies to miles driven starting January 1, 2021.
For Medical purposes, the Standard Mileage rate is 16 cents per mile driven. The same applies for Moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces. This is down 1 cent from the rate for 2020. In cases of trips in regards to Charitable Organizations, the rate is 14 cents per mile driven, unchanged from 2020.
The new rates decreased because of changes in Fuel Prices, Fuel Economy, and Insurance Costs.
How does this affect You?
Any mileage you put on a personal vehicle for Business purposes is eligible for Mileage Deduction.
If you use the Standard Mileage Deduction, which is based on the just-announced standard mileage rate, you will need to keep track of all your Business Trips, the Reason for the trip, Dates, and Mileage.
If you choose to use the Actual Expense Method, where you need to keep track of all your actual expenses including gasoline purchases, oil and maintenance expenses, interest expenses on the vehicle loan or, lease payments for the tax year, annual depreciation of the vehicle, registration fees, insurance, repairs, tolls, tires, garage rent, parking fees.
To be able to determine which method is most beneficial for you, consider seeking the help of a qualified CPA or Accountant.
Don’t Leave Money on the Table
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