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Travel Update 09-06 

 

Travel Update #09-06: Mileage Reimbursement for the Use of Personal Vehicles

TO: Agency Travel Coordinators
FROM: James P. Sledge, Chairman
DATE: May 5, 2009
SUBJECT: Mileage Reimbursement for the Use of Personal Vehicles

The State Finance Act (30 ILCS 105/12-2(b)) provides that mileage reimbursement for the use of personal vehicles be established on July 1 of each year and shall be in accordance with the federal government rate as of that date. Should this rate increase during the course of the fiscal year, no change will be made to the State's rate. Should this rate decrease during the course of the fiscal year, the State's rate will be changed immediately to reflect the new rate.

This Update shall serve as a reminder to state agencies and employees that the mileage reimbursement rate may change on July 1, 2009 to reflect the federal rate in place at that time. The State's reimbursement rate is currently $0.505/mile. The current federal rate is $0.55/mile.

Again, unless the federal rate changes, the State of Illinois mileage reimbursement rate for the use of personal vehicles will increase from $.0505/mile to $0.55/mile effective July 1, 2009.

As the appointed Travel Coordinator for your agency, it is your responsibility to disseminate this information to all appropriate personnel within your agency. If you have any questions please contact Kelley Shaw, State Travel Coordinator, at (217) 782-4705 or by email at Kelley.Shaw@illinois.gov.

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Agency Heads
Agency Fiscal Officers
Ginger Ostro, Member
Simone McNeil, Member