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Q.What is the mileage decuction for 2008 and 2009?

A.For 2008, taxpayers can deduct 50.5 cents a mile for the busines use of a vehicle, up from 48.5 cents for 2007. The mileage deduction is 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes. The mileage deduction is 14 cents per mile for service to charitable organizations.

UPDATE: Effective July 1, 2008, the IRS has increased the 2008 mileage deduction from 50.5 cents per mile to 58.5 cents per mile.

For 2009, the standard mileage rate deduction for business use of a vehicle is 55 cents per mile. For 2009, taxpayers can deduct 55 cents per mile for the cost of operating a car, van, or light truck for business use. In 2009, the mileage deduction is raised from 19 cents per mile to 24 cents per mile for use of vehicle for medical or moving purposes. In 2009, the mileage deduction remains 14 cents per mile for use of a vehicle for service to charitable organizations.



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