University of California, San Diego
September 20, 2005
ALL FACULTY AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
As a result of the dramatic increase in the price of gasoline, the IRS has announced a provisional increase in two of the mileage rates used to reimburse travelers for use of their privately-owned automobiles. The effective dates for this change are September 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. The IRS has advised that an update will be issued towards the end of 2005 regarding rates for 2006.
UC travel policy has been updated to reflect these increases:
- the standard mileage reimbursement rate for conducting official university business is currently 40.5 cents per mile and will be increased to 48.5 cents per mile, and the
- special rate used for officially approved moves and transfers is currently 15 cents per mile and will be increased to 22 cents per mile.
For a quick guide to mileage reimbursement rates please see:
To adjust claims processed previously for mileage incurred September 1, 2005 and later using the former rates, please see:
Questions on these changes may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org for an immediate response.