The simple answer is that the mileage is something you determine with your caregiver.
- The IRS determines on a yearly basis the mileage reimbursement rate
- Beginning January 2017, the reimbursement rate is 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven
- This rate covers the cost of gasoline and wear and tear on the car driven while “on the job.”
- The mileage reimbursement is not considered taxable compensation, so the employer and employee are not required to pay taxes on this compensation.
- Mileage reimbursement commuting to and from a job is not considered “on the job” and is taxable compensation per IRS regulations. (Source: IRS.gov)
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