Terminal Charge, SIFL Rates Increase for 2nd Half of 2018

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By Keith Hill

The terminal charge portion of the Standard Industry Fare Level formula increased to $42.88 for the second half of 2018, compared with $41.71 for the first half of 2018, the Transportation Department said Aug. 6.

The rate for the first 500 miles of travel increased to 23.46 cents a mile from 22.82 cents a mile. The rate for miles 501 to 1,500 rose to 17.88 cents a mile from 17.40 cents a mile. The rate for distances of more than 1,500 miles increased to 17.19 cents a mile from 16.73 cents a mile.

SIFL rates are used to calculate the amount of taxable income incurred by an employee who uses an employer’s aircraft for a personal or personal-business trip.

To contact the reporter on this story: Keith Hill in Washington at khill@bloombergtax.com. To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Baer at mbaer@bloombergtax.com.

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