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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

University Travel

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Tami Galema-Liebl
Travel Claims


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Mileage Reimbursement Rates
(January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010)

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a decrease in the standard mileage reimbursement rate for business miles. 
  • The rate has been adopted for use by state employees and is effective beginning January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010. 
  • Mileage rates are used to calculate reimbursements to employees that use their personal vehicle for business trips. 
  • Employees should note that the university actually utilizes two reimbursement rates. 
  • The IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate (50.0 cents) is used when a state owned vehicle is not available.  
  • A lesser rate (43.0 cents) is used when a state vehicle is declined or not requested by the employee.

Please use the new mileage reimbursement rates when completing employee expense forms for trips taken between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. For trips that cross calendar years, be sure to use the 2009 rate for miles driven in 2009, and the 2010 rate for miles driven in 2010.

  • State-owned vehicle NOT available (IRS Standard):
    50.0 cents per mile (1/1/2009-12/31/2009 rate: 55.0 cents per mile)
  • State Owned Vehicle Declined or Not Requested:
    43.0 cents per mile (1/1/2009-12/31/2009 rate: 48.0 cents per mile)


If you have any questions regarding travel or business expense reimbursements, please contact the university’s travel claims clerk, Tami Galema-Liebl (389-5006).