COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

MEMORANDUM NO. 95 - 2

January 23, 1995

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention:Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business
Managers, Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Reportability of Mileage Reimbursements Paid to State
Employees

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the standard mileage rate for business use of an automobile will be 30 cents effective January 1, 1995. The standard mileage rate is used as a criteria for determining the W-2 reportability of mileage reimbursements made to employees for the business use of their personal vehicles. The excess of an employee's mileage payment reimbursed at a rate higher than the standard mileage rate of 30 cents per mile is reportable. Do not confuse the standard mileage rate with the GSA rate, which is currently 25 cents.

A CO-17XP, Employee Voucher, is completed when reimbursing an employee at or below the standard mileage rate. The payment is processed through the Central Accounts Payable Division.

When an employee's mileage payment is reimbursed at a rate higher than the standard mileage rate, the excess amount is to be processed through the Central Payroll Division. The amount reportable would be the difference between the rate paid and 30 cents (Example: Employee's reimbursement rate = 31 cents/mile, subtract the difference 31 - 30 cents = 1 cent and multiply by the number of miles reimbursed). Please refer to the State Accounting Manual, Expenditure Section 8.3 B, for additional information on the reportability of payments made to employees.

Questions may be directed to the Comptroller's as follows:

Payment Procedures - Central Accounts Payable Division -
566-3939 or 566-8979

Payroll Procedures - Central Payroll Division - 566-5425

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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