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Mileage Reimbursement Rate Changes Effective January 1, 2019

December 20, 2018

Dear Campus Community,

The University of California's mileage reimbursement rates for expenses incurred in connection with the business use of a private automobile will increase in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rates published in IRS Notice 2019-02. The following new rates are effective for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2019:

· The reimbursement rate for the use of a private automobile for university business travel will increase from 54.5 cents a mile to 58.0 cents a mile.

· The reimbursement rate for driving an automobile in connection with a move or relocation will increase from 18 cents a mile to 20 cents a mile. (Note that reimbursements for moving-related expenses, including mileage, are considered taxable wage income after January 1, 2018).

The University of California is considered a public agency. As such, university resources should be used 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. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in using campus resources wisely.

Sincerely,

The Division of Finance and Administration