This memo is to communicate that the State’s current standard mileage reimbursement rate will remain at 51 cents until further notice. The IRS recently announced an increase to the standard automobile mileage rate from 51 cents to 55.5 cents effective July 1, 2011, however, the General Services Administration (GSA) has chosen not to adopt this rate at this time based on further evaluation.
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) Section 50-19-7 requires the State of Georgia to follow the GSA rates for mileage when State employees are reimbursed for use of a privately owned vehicle on official travel.
The following rates remain applicable to travel that occurs on or after January 1, 2011:
Tier 1 Rates: Automobile $ 0.51 per mile
Motorcycle $ 0.48 per mile
Aircraft $ 1.29 per mile
Tier 2 Rate: $0.19 per mile
Please ensure the information contained herein is conveyed to appropriate staff in your agency. Any questions concerning the contents of this memorandum or related to the State travel regulations should be directed to the following email address: SAO_travel@sao.ga.gov.
Cc: Debbie Dlugolenski Alford, Chief Financial Officer and Director – Office of Planning and Budget
DATE: June 30, 2011
TO: Agency Chief Fiscal Officers
FROM: Greg S. Griffin, State Accounting Officer