Tax deadline means it's time to complain about journalists' mileage reimbursements

Those of you who are deadline-oriented will be doing your taxes this weekend, which means you'll be reminded of how much your employer does or doesn't reimburse you for all that driving you do for work. Are you fortunate enough to be reimbursed at the IRS rate of 51 to 55.5 cents a mile? Or do you just get a quarter or so, which means this weekend you'll be digging around to find mileage logs so you can deduct the remainder on your tax return? (It also probably means you're quietly resentful when you fill up at $4 a gallon during a road trip.) Post a comment here, tweet to #journotax or post to our Facebook page with your employer, mileage rate and how many miles you drive annually for work. I've put together a sampling:

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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