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April 2009
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Mileage Rate Change

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Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

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New Maximum Mileage Rate Effective January 1, 2010

The Comptroller�s Office has changed the maximum mileage reimbursement rate effective January 1, 2010 from $0.55/mile to $0.50/mile. The new rate is consistent with the rate recently adopted by the Internal Revenue Service.

� The Mileage Report that may be used to document reimbursable mileage has been updated and is located on the AP Travel web page.
� Maximum reimbursement rate for mileage incurred from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 is $0.55/mile.
� Maximum reimbursement rate for mileage incurred on and after January 1, 2010 is $0.50/mile.

Calculating Point-To-Point Mileage
Effective January 1, 2010, the Comptroller�s Texas Mileage Guide will no longer be available. In the past, state agencies had used this Guide to obtain mileage between various locations in Texas and adjacent states when using state appropriated funds.

Per House Bill 605 (81st Legislature), state employees should now use their vehicle odometer reading or a mapping service website (e.g., Mapquest) to determine mileage within Texas and adjacent states, as well as out-of-state locations, when using state appropriated funds. This is consistent with the UH policy for local fund travel, which already requires employees to use their vehicle odometer reading or a mapping service website to determine mileage.

In accordance with this change, reference to the Texas Mileage Guide will be removed from MAPP 04.02.01A and MAPP 04.02.01B (State and Local Fund Travel).

If you have any questions about the above changes or any other travel-related questions, please contact Sandra Silva (3-5883) or Edwin Rodas (3-8961).