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CRA Mileage Rate 2023
August 1, 2023 - 2 min read

CRA Mileage Rate 2023

The new CRA mileage rate for 2023 has been officially announced. Usually, the CRA publishes the new year’s mileage rate during the month of December.

Mileage rate Canada 2023

The official rates for 2023 are:

  • 68 cents per km for the first 5000 km driven, up seven cents since from the 2022 rate
  • 62 cents for each additional kilometre

The territories' limit also goes up by 7 cents, to 72 cents per km for the first 5000 business km, and 66 cents for each additional kilometre.

The new CRA mileage rate for 2023 can be used by all who use their personal vehicles to drive for work-related purposes and cover the associated expenses themselves. 

If you are a self-employed individual in Canada, you will be able to use the new rate to claim a tax deduction for the business kilometres you’ve accrued throughout 2023. Read more about claiming kilometres at tax time as self-employed.

As an employee, it is likely that your employer will be reimbursing your business kilometres expenses. While employers are advised to use the official CRA mileage rate, keep in mind it is not mandatory and they may choose to reimburse you at a rate different than the 2023 mileage rate throughout the year. If you are not reimbursed for your expenses from your workplace, you will be able to claim a tax deduction for your business-related driving based on the per-kilometre rate, or the actual expenses you have for running and maintaining your vehicle for business purposes. For more information on employee reimbursement and deductions for business-related kilometres, see our CRA mileage guide for employees.

Check out our guide on how to claim mileage from the CRA in five simple steps for self-employed and employees.

How does the CRA set the 2023 mileage rate?

Every year the CRA revises the set per-kilometre rate and amends it based on several factors such as fuel prices, costs of maintenance, insurance and more. The 2023 CRA mileage rate is no exception. With the higher fuel costs throughout 2022, the Canada Revenue Agency has raised the 2023 official mileage rate by seven cents - a solid increase compared to the rate's amendments in previous years.

Need to find out the 2022 CRA rate? See more information about the 2022 mileage rate in Canada.


Usually, the CRA announces the revised rates for business-related driving at the end of the year. The 2023 mileage rate should be available sometime in December and you can use it to calculate your reimbursement or deductions from January 1st, 2023.
The current, 2022 mileage rate is 61 cents per km for the first 5000 km and 55 cents per km after that. The new 2023 mileage rates are 68 cents per km for the first 5000km, and 62 cents per km after that.

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