By Roger Chartier

People ask about the tax deduction for miles driven for the year.

For the year 2016 it has dropped by three and a half cents to 54 centsa mile.

Well for the year 2015 it was 57.5 cents per mile.

The IRS mileage deduction or IRS mileage allowance for 2014 was set by the Internal Revenue Service at 56 cents per mile for business miles driven.

So now you can do a little math to figure out how much you will be able to get for an allowance on business travel.

There is also a different method to check into to get a deduction from the use of your vehicle, and that is the Actual Expense method.

It would depend on the condition, and if you own it outright or not. The mileage deduction for miles driven could be more to your advantage for tax purposes.
You have to look at the alternatives with the Actual Expense method.

If you have a vehicle that is paid for, cost nothing for an auto payment and has a low insurance cost, this mileage deduction method could be best for you.

It is more efficient when you get more Miles Per Gallon.

You should be using a mileage log. Print the free mileage log.

What is the mileage rate for next year? We'll let you know as soon as the IRS notifies us.

For 2015, you see a 57.5 cents per mile (Fifty-seven and a half cents) allowance or a deduction for business miles that you drove.
Here is the mileage rate for 2014.

Every year the government decides what the mileage rate will be and sometimes it will change mid year at the end of June - beginning of July. See how the mileage rate change in 2011 worked out.