The General Services Administration (GSA) announced that the mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees using privately –owned vehicles during official travel will remain at 51 cents.  This rate, which has been in effect since it was set on January 1, 2011, will continue to apply to mileage charges in 2012.  Mileage rates for official airplane travel ($1.29), government-owned vehicle ($0.19), and motorcycles ($0.48) will also remain unchanged. 

GSA annually reviews the reimbursement rate for miles driven on official business.  Rates set by GSA cannot exceed the rate set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for calculating business mileage expenses on tax returns.