West Virginia Department of Administration officials today announced the state mileage reimbursement rate will remain at 47.0 cents per mile, effective August 1, 2012. The 47 cent per mile correlates with stabilized fuel costs in West Virginia since the January 2012 mileage reimbursement rate adjustment.
Results of a bi-annual review of the state’s mileage reimbursement rate for privately-owned vehicles are published in both January and July of each year by the cabinet secretary of the Department of Administration. After the most recent review, the state’s reimbursement rate for the use of employees’ privately owned vehicles determined no adjustment was necessary to cover the total cost of ownership for usage of the privately owned vehicle for state business use.
The state of West Virginia is not statutorily required to follow the federal mileage reimbursement rate set by the Internal Revenue Service. This rate will be in effect until further notice or after the next review scheduled to occur in January 2013.