January 06, 2021

Our guide to mileage reimbursement


Welcome to our guide on mileage reimbursement and deduction in the US. Here, you'll find a collection of articles that will help you to navigate the rules for everything from reimbursing employees for their car expenses to deducting expenses as self-employed. You will also find information on how to keep a logbok and the current mileage reimbursement rates. 


If you have questions like:

  • What is mileage reimbursement? 
  • Is mileage reimbursement taxed as income? 
  • Are there requirements for mileage records? 
  • What are the current rates? 
  • Who sets the standard mileage rates/the rate per mile? 
  • How to best track my mileage? 
  • Do I have to reimburse my employees?
  • Should I use an online mileage tracker?

... then we'll provide you with quick answers while including important details.

If you're an employer, we suggest you start with our guide for employers. We have a similar guide for self-employed and another for employees.

Check the menu for an overview of articles. We hope you find what you're looking for! If not, feel free to reach out and tell us what we missed.

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Not located in the US? Check out our other guides here:

- Mileage guide for Canada (CRA mileage guide)
Mileage guide for Australia (ATO mileage guide)
- Mileage guide for the UK (HMRC mileage guide)
- Mileage guide for Denmark 
- Mileage guide for Sweden
- Mileage guide for the Netherlands