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What's your mileage rate?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Norman Stansfield, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Mira

    Mira Member

    We're at .33. When gas prices went up earlier this summer, our HR department decreased the mileage. AND they require all employees who drive as a part of their position to provide proof of automobile insurance and the coverages. Man, that action riled up folks in our office big time.
  2. Stupid

    Stupid Member

    DyePack-What's the rate for '06?

    Scorpio-I itemize and it did work for me.
  3. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    We've had to provide proof for years. Don't provide the necessary stuff every year and your checks are held up until you do. And we have to have something like $1 million worth of coverage when you add everything up.
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    My shop pays $.40, and that's been in effect for about a year. I'm sure there are some better ones out there, but not many.
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    I think they split the difference and made it 44.5 cents per mile.
  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    We're at $0.34.

    This is my first job where I get reimbursed for mileage, so it never occurred to me to take the tax deduction on the difference (I do itemize). Thanks guys!
  7. zman82

    zman82 Member

    30 cents ... do you have to have receipts to cailm it all back on taxes?
  8. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Receipts are needed if you're audited or if you use the "actual expenses" method, rather than the standard mileage method.
  9. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    zman, I always use the same credit card to pay for gas, so whenever I've claimed mileage before (as a "self-employed" referee and other things) I've always used the credit card statement as proof of purchase. Not sure how that would hold up in an audit, but it works for my purposes.
  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Probably depends on if the auditor is an asshole.

    Credit card receipts should be fine, but who says you're not buying $5 worth of stuff inside the convenience store?
  11. zman82

    zman82 Member

    i'll have to check my statements, thanks cadet.
  12. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Currently 33 Canadian cents per kilometre... which, after all the conversions, comes out to 48 cents US per mile. Sliding scale, union-negotiated by yours truly back in May.
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