How much per mile??

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hello fellow nurses,

How much does your employer pay per mileage?? My job pays .50cent/mile, and I heard of another agency that pays .45cent/mile (I thought the minimum by government standard rates is like .50, or .55cent, can't remember).

tewdles, RN

3,156 Posts

Specializes in PICU, NICU, L&D, Public Health, Hospice. Has 31 years experience.

Your agency should pay, minimally, whatever the current IRS rate is...

KateRN1

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Specializes in COS-C, Risk Management. Has 20 years experience.

Agenices are not required to pay anything for mileage, although most at least pay a trip fee or mileage. Few pay the IRS rate but the employee who can itemize deductions for income tax can claim the difference.

tewdles, RN

3,156 Posts

Specializes in PICU, NICU, L&D, Public Health, Hospice. Has 31 years experience.
Agenices are not required to pay anything for mileage, although most at least pay a trip fee or mileage. Few pay the IRS rate but the employee who can itemize deductions for income tax can claim the difference.

I know they are not required...but my experience is with 4 different agencies in 2 states and they all paid whatever the IRS rate was...

KateRN1

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Specializes in COS-C, Risk Management. Has 20 years experience.

I've never had an agency that paid anywhere near the IRS rate, so count yourself lucky.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN

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Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 31 years experience.

I don't work home health but I do get paid for mileage. The current US gov't rate is $.50/mile.

Its re-evaluated twice per year and adjustments made if necessary.

AnnemRN

286 Posts

Specializes in Home health. Has 22 years experience.

The agencies I've worked for in the past have always paid the IRS mileage rate. Currently, I'm getting .50 per mile.

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Well, no worry for me because I have never been paid mileage at all, with one exception, as an incentive to work a certain case.

Noimanurse

154 Posts

Specializes in Med./Surg. and paramed. exams.

IRS rate is only a standard to use on taxes. If you get paid the IRS rate for all your work mileage, then no mileage deduction, if you get paid less than the IRS rate such as 45cents, then you could deduct 5cents per mile on your taxes. I'm sure if your employer pays mileage, then they get to deduct that as their expense, rather than you deducting the expense.

Lacie, BSN, RN

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Specializes in jack of all trades.

My agency pays .41 cents/mile so consider yourself fortunate:rolleyes: