The General Services Administration (GSA) announced that the mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees using privately –owned vehicles during official travel will increase to 56.5 cents from the current level of 55.5 cents.  The new rate went into effect on January 1, 2013.  Mileage reimbursable rates also increased for official airplane travel (to $1.33 from $1.31) and motorcycles (to 53.5 cents from 52.5 cents). 

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