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Hold on to your steering wheels, as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) kicks off the new year with a horsepower boost for taxpayers and businesses alike. In a high-octane move, the IRS has cranked up the standard mileage rates for 2024, fueling excitement and financial possibilities.

As of January 1, 2024, the optional standard mileage rate for business vehicle deductions has zoomed to an impressive 67 cents per mile, leaving 2023 in the rearview mirror with a 1.5-cent surge. Buckle up for a year of tax deductions on the fast track!

But that’s not all. In this turbocharged announcement (Notice 2024-08), the IRS reveals a pit stop for some categories. For our armed forces heroes on medical or moving missions, the mileage rate clocks in at 21 cents per mile – a slight detour, but still a powerful drive forward.

Charitable road warriors, fear not! The rate for driving in the service of benevolence remains a steady 14 cents per mile, staying true to its course since 2022. Whether you’re in a sleek electric ride, a hybrid, or prefer the classic roar of a gasoline or diesel engine, these rates apply to all vehicles, making it an inclusive pit stop for every driver.

And for those who love to crunch numbers, taxpayers have the green light to calculate actual vehicle costs instead of sticking to the standard mileage rates – a personal touch for those who like to take the scenic route.

Zooming into the details, the depreciation segment of the business standard mileage rate hits the road at 30 cents per mile for 2024. It’s the secret formula for calculating reductions to basis – a must-know for tax-savvy drivers.

But wait, there’s a pit crew bonus! Notice 2024-08 introduces an upgraded maximum standard automobile cost under the fixed-and-variable-rate (FAVR) plan, revving up to $62,000 for 2024. Employers, start your engines – this sets the standard for reimbursing employees, ensuring a smooth ride for business-related expenses

In a grand finale, this $62,000 figure becomes the headline act in the fleet-average valuation rule and the vehicle cents-per-mile rule. It’s not just a number; it’s the maximum fair market value for automobiles, trucks, and vans hitting the road for the first time in 2024.

Buckle up, taxpayers! The 2024 IRS mileage rates are not just numbers on paper; they’re the driving force behind a year of tax adventures. So, rev your engines, check your odometers, and get ready for a tax journey like never before!

Source ( Journal of Accountancy News).