Please inform all the appropriate individuals (treasurer, pastor, staff, etc.) within your church that the Internal Revenue Service mileage reimbursement rates for 2016 will be:
- 54 cents per mile for business miles driven (down from 57.5 cents per mile for 2015), which is the rate that is normally paid to employees for work-related travel.
- 14 cents per mile for charitable organization volunteers, which is the rate that is normally paid to Conference agency members for travel for meetings and other work for the Conference. (Note: This rate is set by statute, not calculated by the IRS, which is why it has not changed in many years.)
- 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes (down from 23 cents per mile for 2015).
The notice of the IRS’s official announcement of this information can be found at https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/2016-Standard-Mileage-Rates-for-Business-Medical-and-Moving-Announced.