IRS has announced the new standard Federal mileage rates for the new tax season 2020. Taxpayers can get a tax deduction on their mileage and reduce overtax bills if they drive for the job, medical reasons and are part of a charity effort. The standard mileage rate for vehicles from the beginning of the calendar year used for work, medical and charitable purposes are 58 cents per business mile, 20 cents per mile for medical purposes and 14 cents per mile for people working on behalf of charities.
2020 mileage rate is also allowing to claim a milage tax deduction if someone is doing something related to their business. It is also helpful for the employees who can not deduct the cost of their commute from work and employees that can not deduct the standard milages reimbursement deduction for moving to a place for work outside of their office. This is valid until 2025.
Medical bills of taxpayers’ dependents including spouses and children can be deducted. It is included in the medical deduction if the medical expenses are more than 7.5% of adjusted gross income.
If the taxpayer is working for an IRS approved charitable organization, then charitable mileage can be claimed. If the charity group is not approved by the IRS then the claim for deduction is not valid.
Business standard mileage rate can also be calculated. It is based on fixed and variable costs of running a vehicle. Only variable costs are considered for medical purposes. The business standard mileage rate can also be calculated if the personal vehicle is utilized.