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HUD Medical Expenses 2015 Standard Mileage Rates

The IRS has issued the 2015 standard mileage rates used to calculate the medical deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be .23 cents per mile driven for medical purposes, down half a cent from 2014 and is based on the variable costs, such as gas and oil.

A tenant may claim the mileage two and from their medical providers office as a medial expense if they qualify as a person who is at least 62 years of age or is a disabled family member.  A list of more inclusive medical deductions can be found in Exhibit 5-3 of the HUD Handbook, 4350.3, Rev1, Change 4.

Besides the standard mileage rates, Notice 2014-79, posted today on IRS.gov, also includes the basis reduction amounts for those choosing the business standard mileage rate, as well as the maximum standard automobile cost that may be used in computing an allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.

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