Mileage Reimbursement Rate Decrease

The University of California's mileage reimbursement rates for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile will decrease in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates published in IRS Notice 2019-215. 

The following new rates are effective for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2020:

  • The reimbursement rate for the use of a private automobile for University business travel will decrease from 58.0 cents a mile to 57.5 cents a mile.
  • The reimbursement rate for driving an automobile in connection with a move or relocation will decrease from 20 cents a mile to 17 cents a mile. (Note that reimbursements for moving-related expenses, including mileage, are considered taxable wage income as of January 1, 2018).