Significant IRS Standard Rate Changes for 2019 – CarData Reviews Trends

The IRS Standard Mileage Rate and FAVR plan maximum vehicle costs, are published annually in IRS Rev Procedure 2010-51  Notice 2018-03.


Effective January 1 2019, the IRS Standard Mileage Rate for 2019 is up 3.5 cents to 58 cents per mile.  The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile.

The application for the IRS Standard Rate is to reimburse occasional business use.


The table below created by CarData Online displays the IRS Standard Rate for the past 25 years. During those 25 years, the IRS adjusted the Standard Rate in mid-year only four times, in 1999, 2005, 2008 and in 2011. Mid-term adjustments are a function of dramatic changes in fuel prices, as happened with Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Effective DateUntil DateRate Value
2019 January 58.00
2018 January2018 December54.50
2017 January2017 December53.50
2016 January2016 December54.00
2015 January2015 December57.50
2014 January2014 December56.00
2013 January2013 December56.50
2011 July2012 December55.50
2011 January2011 June51.00
2010 January2010 December50.00
2009 January2009 December55.00
2008 July2008 December58.50
2008 January2008 June50.50
2007 January2007 December48.50
2006 January2006 December44.50
2005 September2005 December48.50
2005 January2005 August40.50
2004 January2004 December37.50
2003 January2003 December36.00
2002 January2002 December36.50
2001 January2001 December34.50
2000 January2000 December32.50
1999 April1999 December31.00
1998 January1999 March32.50
1997 January1997 December31.50
1996 January1996 December31.00
1995 January1995 December30.00
1994 January1994 December29.00

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