Standard mileage rate update

Temple University has been informed by the Internal Revenue Service that the mileage rate for business use of personal vehicles will be reduced to 55.0 cents a mile for all business miles driven from Jan 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2009. Rev. Proc. 2008-72.

The new rate for computing deductible medical or moving expenses will also decrease to 24 cents a mile. The rate for providing services for charitable organizations is set by statute, not the IRS, and remains at 14 cents a mile.

  Mileage Rate Changes  
Purpose July 1–Dec. 31, 2008 Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2009
Business 58.5 55.0
Medical/Moving 27 24
Charitable 14 14

All of the university’s travel policies, procedures and per diem rates are available online at

If you have any further questions, call Lydia Vasquez in Accounts Payable at 215-204-1263 or 215-204-5279.