How much should I be paid per mile for mileage at work?

State of Florida Santa Rosa County
Assisted Living Facility
I transport residents to Doctor appointments
and run errands for the facility in my personal
vehicle.
I was told to keep track of my mileage.

Asked on June 3, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

There is no required rate to pay you: you employer is free to not pay for mileage unless you have a written employment contract guarantying you payment for your mileage. And  if they do pay for mileage, they can pay at whatever rate they want.
If they do choose to pay you, a reasonable rate would be at the IRS's rate for deducting mileage as a business expense or cost, currently, I believe, $0.57/mile (57 cents per mile). If they do not pay you for your mileage, give the records of your mileage to your tax preparer, who may be able to use it for a tax deduction.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

There is no required rate to pay you: you employer is free to not pay for mileage unless you have a written employment contract guarantying you payment for your mileage. And  if they do pay for mileage, they can pay at whatever rate they want.
If they do choose to pay you, a reasonable rate would be at the IRS's rate for deducting mileage as a business expense or cost, currently, I believe, $0.57/mile (57 cents per mile). If they do not pay you for your mileage, give the records of your mileage to your tax preparer, who may be able to use it for a tax deduction.


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