2010 Standard Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2010 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

 

2010 Standard Mileage Rates

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2010, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 50 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 16.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

The new rates for business, medical and moving purposes are slightly lower than last year’s. The mileage rates for 2010 reflect generally lower transportation costs compared to a year ago.

The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs as determined by the same study. Independent contractor Runzheimer International conducted the study.

A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for any vehicle used for hire or for more than four vehicles used simultaneously.

Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.

2007 Federal Tax Rate Schedules

 2007 Federal Tax Rate Schedules

Note: These tax rate schedules are provided so that you can compute your federal estimated income tax for 2007. To compute your actual income tax, please see the instructions for 2007 Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ as appropriate when they are available.

Schedule X — Single

If taxable income is  over–But not over–The tax is:

$0 $7,825 10% of the amount over $0
$7,825 $31,850 $782.50 plus 15% of the amount over 7,825
$31,850 $77,100 $4,386.25 plus 25% of the amount over 31,850
$77,100 $160,850 $15,698.75 plus 28% of the amount over 77,100
$160,850 $349,700 $39,148.75 plus 33% of the amount over 160,850
$349,700 no limit $101,469.25 plus 35% of the amount over 349,700

Schedule Y-1 — Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er)

If taxable income is over–But not over–The tax is:

$0 $15,650 10% of the amount over $0
$15,650 $63,700 $1,565.00 plus 15% of the amount over 15,650
$63,700 $128,500 $8,772.50 plus 25% of the amount over 63,700
$128,500 $195,850 $24,972.50 plus 28% of the amount over 128,500
$195,850 $349,700 $43,830.50 plus 33% of the amount over 195,850
$349,700 no limit $94,601.00 plus 35% of the amount over 349,700

Schedule Y-2 — Married Filing Separately

If taxable income is over–But not over–The tax is:

$0 $7,825 10% of the amount over $0
$7,825 $31,850 $782.50 plus 15% of the amount over 7,825
$31,850 $64,250 $4,386.25 plus 25% of the amount over 31,850
$64,250 $97,925 $12,486.25 plus 28% of the amount over 64,250
$97,925 $174,850 $21,915.25 plus 33% of the amount over 97,925
$174,850 no limit $47,300.50 plus 35% of the amount over 174,850

Schedule Z — Head of Household

If taxable income is over–But not over–The tax is:

$0 $11,200 10% of the amount over $0
$11,200 $42,650 $1,120.00 plus 15% of the amount over 11,200
$42,650 $110,100 $5,837.50 plus 25% of the amount over 42,650
$110,100 $178,350 $22,700.00 plus 28% of the amount over 110,100
$178,350 $349,700 $41,810.00 plus 33% of the amount over 178,350
$349,700 no limit $98,355.50 plus 35% of the amount over 349,700