Driving to the visit:
We pay for commute back and forth for your visit from the moment you select "on my way" up to 40 miles there and 80 miles round trip at 9 cents per mile.
For example: If your visit is 40 miles away you will receive 80 miles of commute allowance and will be compensated 80 x 9 cents = $7.20
NOTE: We only track commute mileage on your way to the visit and then we double the mile count for the commute allowance.
Driving during the visit:
We compensate Papa Pals 45 cents/mile when they drive the member more than 10 miles during the visit.
For Example: If you drove 25 miles with the member we will compensate 15 miles x 45 cents = $6.75
Interesting fact: The average fuel efficiency of U.S. vehicles is 24.7 MPG. This means Papa is reimbursing more than twice the average gas price per gallon.
IRS Mileage Deduction:
The Internal Revenue Service deducts costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Please read the following article on how to deduct these costs from your taxes: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-issues-standard-mileage-rates-for-2019