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Volunteer Mileage Legislation

July 13, 2022 4:06 AM | Chelsey Blakenship (Administrator)

This month, Representatives Craig (D-MN) and Stauber (R-MN) introduced Tax Emergency Adjustment for Mileage Volunteers (TEAM Volunteers) Act (H.R. 8265), a new variation of increasing the volunteer mileage rate. The bill would temporarily raise the volunteer mileage rate from 14 cents/mile to the full business mileage rate (currently 62.5/mile) for two years “in order to address the financial burden that rising gas prices and inflationary pressures have placed on volunteer drivers.” Following those two years, the legislation would set the permanent rate for volunteer drivers at 24 cents per mile to adjust for inflation since the volunteer rate was last set 25 years ago. The IRS would be responsible for adjusting the volunteer mileage rate annually. The volunteer mileage rate is the amount that is tax-deductible when nonprofit volunteers drive their own vehicles on behalf of the charitable organization.

 
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