News & Announcements

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Changes

01/06/2016

To            :     Campus Community
From      :     Annette Gonzales, Acting Travel Manager
Subject  :     Mileage Reimbursement Rate Changes Effective January 1, 2016

Greetings,

The University’s mileage reimburse rate for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile for travel will decrease in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates published in IRS Notice 2016-1.

The following new rates are effective for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2016:

  • The reimbursement rate for the use of a private automobile for University business travel will decrease from 57.5 cents a mile to 54 cents a mile.
  • The reimbursement rate for driving or shipping an automobile in connection with a move or relocation will decrease from 23 cents a mile to 19 cents a mile.

We would like to remind the campuses that we are considered a public agency.  As such, we should use University resources in a prudent manner.  University employees traveling on official business shall observe normally accepted standards of propriety in the type and manner of expenses they incur, and avoid any expenditure that would appear extravagant or lavish under the circumstances.

Business and Finance Bulletin G-28, Travel Regulations, will be revised to include the mileage rate change.  If you have any questions please contact Annette Gonzales at (805) 893-7037 or annette.gonzales@bfs.ucsb.edu

Thank you.