Human Resources Office
Change in IRS mileage rate effective January 1, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service announced a change in the optional standard mileage rate effective January 1, 2017. All of our contracts are based on the approved current federal IRS mileage rate. Please note the following when submitting expense reimbursement requests for travel occurring after January 1, 2017:
The rate will decrease to 53.5 cents per mile for all business miles driven after December 31, 2016. This is a decrease of .5 cents per mile.
If a state-owned vehicle is not available, employees shall be reimbursed at the approved rate.
If a state-owned vehicle is available, but declined by the employee, the reimbursement will be paid at 7 cents per mile less than the approved rate, which is 46.5 cents per mile.
For detailed expense reimbursement allowances see Minnesota State's Expense Reimbursement Allowances by Collective Bargaining Agreement/Compensation Plans