What Is the Maximum IRS Deduction for Medical Mileage?


Quick Answer

As of Jan. 1, 2015, the maximum IRS deduction for medical or moving purposes is 23 cents per mile, states the IRS. The 2015 rate is half a cent less than it was in 2014.

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The calculation of the rate for medical and moving purposes is solely based on the variable costs, such as oil and gas. This deduction is for taxpayers that make payments for transportation primarily for and essential to medical care that qualify as medical expenses. The types of payments that qualify are fares for taxis, buses, trains and ambulances. Other qualifying expenses are ones for medical transportation by personal car, such as the amount of your actual out-of-pocket expenses for gas and oil, or the amount of the standard mileage rate for medical expenses, with the cost of tolls and parking fees, according to the IRS.

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