Mileage Reimbursement Calculator

By TaxAct

Mileage Reimbursement Basics

If you frequently drive your car for work, you can deduct vehicle expenses on your tax return in one of two ways. The first and most comprehensive method is to document all of your car expenses, including gas, maintenance, insurance, and depreciation. Then deduct the portion of those total costs that apply to your business miles. If that sounds too daunting, you can choose the second method, which allows you to deduct a flat rate for every business mile you drive. That is known as the standard mileage deduction, and the rate varies from year to year.

You can also write off car expenses related to charity work or moving purposes. But, you still must choose between one of the two methods to calculate the deduction.

The table below shows standard mileage deduction rates for business, moving and charitable purposes.

Tax YearBusiness RatesMedical / Moving RatesCharitable Purpose Rates
20180.5450.180.14
20170.5350.170.14
20160.540.190.14
20150.5750.230.14
20140.560.2350.14

Note that your ability to claim standard deductions for moving or medical expenses may depend on your tax situation.

Mileage Reimbursement Calculator instructions

Step 1 – Select your tax year.
Step 2 – Enter your miles driven for business purposes.
Step 3 – Optionally enter your miles driven for moving, charitable or medical purposes.

Mileage Reimbursement Calculator
Tax Year
How many miles did you drive in 2017?
Business
mi.
The average US driver drives 13,476 miles per year**
Medical
mi.
17 cents per mile for medical reasons
Moving
mi.
17 cents per mile for moving reasons
Charitable
mi.
17 cents per mile for charitable reasons
Total Estimated Mileage Deduction
$
0

For more details on mileage deductions, read our guide to mileage and automotive deductions.

More to explore:

About TaxAct

TaxAct is the savvy tax-filing partner helping ambitious Americans work the tax code to their advantage. TaxAct's do-it-yourself digital and downloadable products help customers find every tax break they deserve by finding them credits and deductions they may have never known existed.

Take control of your taxes.

Sign up to get the latest tax tips sent straight to your email for free.

Take control of your taxes. Get our latest tax tips straight to your email for free.

More from the TaxAct Blog