2017 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

February 14, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has decreased the mileage reimbursement rate by $0.005 to $0.535 per mile, effective January 1, 2017. In accordance with University Travel Policy 40.4.1, all mileage reimbursement for University-related travel as of January 1, 2017 is reimbursable at the new IRS rate of $0.535. Mileage reimbursement for University-related travel that occurred in 2016 will be at the rate is $0.540 per mile. 

The 2017 mileage rate was effective on January 13, 2017.  For mileage reimbursement for January 1-13, 2017 please use and expense date of January 14, 2017 and note the actual dates in the Description field. 

Grants that have a specified budget for travel cannot exceed the budgeted amount without prior approval from the grantor. If prior approval is not secured, you will need to adjust your travel plans or use other funds to cover the cost. Travel costs for 2017 that are included in new grant proposals should be calculated using the 2017 mileage rate.