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What is the IRS standard mileage deduction?

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For 2015, the standard mileage-rate deduction for operating an automobile for business purposes is 57.5 cents per mile, according to the IRS. The standard mileage-rate deduction for operating an automobile for charitable purposes is 14 cents per mile, and 23 cents per mile for medical or moving expenses.

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This is an increase of 1.5 cents per mile for business purposes, and a decrease of a 1/2 cent per mile for medical or moving expenses compared to the 2014 standard mileage-rate deductions. There was no change from 2014 to 2015 in the mileage-rate deduction for operating an automobile for charitable purposes, states the IRS. In fact, there has been no change in the charitable purposes standard mileage-rate deduction for more than 10 years.

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