Meal and Mileage Reimbursement Rates for Travel Effective October 1, 2005
Michael V. McKee, University Controller
The Federal General Services Administration (GSA) has changed the standard mileage rates for use in computing the reimbursement for operating an automobile for business purposes.
Beginning October 1, 2005, the standard mileage rates to reimburse for the use of a privately owned automobile for business purposes will be 48.5 cents per mile for all business miles driven. This increase is in effect only until December 31, 2005. I anticipate GSA announcing rates effective for 2006 sometime this Fall.
The previous reimbursement rate of 40.5 cents a mile should be used for all travel occurring on or before September 30, 2005.
In addition, the GSA has changed the meal reimbursement rates effective October 1, 2005. The new rates to be used for travel occurring October 1 and after can be found at http://fa.ufl.edu/uco/handbook/handbook.asp?doc=126.96.36.199. Previous meal reimbursement rates, which can be found at the same link, should be used for all travel occurring on or before September 30, 2005.
If you have any questions, you may contact Randy Staples or Brett Wallen at 392-1245.