GSA adopts new mileage reimbursement rates

Modes of Transportation

Effective Applicability Date

Rate Per Mile

Airplane Jan. 1, 2013 $1.33
Authorized use of privately owned automobile if government owned vehicle is not available Jan. 1, 2013 $0.565
If government owned vehicle is available Jan. 1, 2013 $0.24
Motorcycle Jan. 1, 2013 $0.534

The General Services Administration recently adjusted all privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rates. The new rates, see table at right, were published in the Dec. 28, 2012, Federal Resgister and went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.

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GSA and the Internal Revenue Service may not use the same rates.

The POV mileage reimbursement rate for automobiles rose slightly from the previous rate of $0.555. The airplane, motorcycle and government-owned vehicle rates were also adjusted upwards, from $1.31, $0.525 and $0.23, respectively. The previous rates went into effect on April 17, 2012.

Federal employees seeking to calculate the mileage between different airports can do so with the Inter-Airport Distance calculator on the Research and Innovation Technology Administration’s website.