how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30100

What is the going rate to charge your client for travel? how much per mile?
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30101

.50 cents a mile IMO sounds pretty good.
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30102

Ali Stair wrote:
.50 cents a mile IMO sounds pretty good.

I do believe that is the IRS's rate when filing for your business. $.50/mile
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30103

West Coast wrote:
Ali Stair wrote:
.50 cents a mile IMO sounds pretty good.

I do believe that is the IRS's rate when filing for your business. $.50/mile

I agree 50 cents does sound pretty good. I didn't know IRS has a say in it. lol
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30104

Pekkea 05 wrote:
West Coast wrote:
Ali Stair wrote:
.50 cents a mile IMO sounds pretty good.

I do believe that is the IRS's rate when filing for your business. $.50/mile

I agree 50 cents does sound pretty good. I didn't know IRS has a say in it. lol

IRS has a say in everything. :watching:
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30105

West Coast wrote:
Pekkea 05 wrote:
West Coast wrote:
Ali Stair wrote:
.50 cents a mile IMO sounds pretty good.

I do believe that is the IRS's rate when filing for your business. $.50/mile

I agree 50 cents does sound pretty good. I didn't know IRS has a say in it. lol

IRS has a say in everything. :watching:

I suppose you are right.
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30108

Work out how much it actually costs you in fuel, then treble it to account for tax and wear and tear/servicing costs on your vehicle.
Also your time should be billable, so travelling time should be taken into account.
Time spent travelling to one job is time you're not spending on another job elsewhere.
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30111

That's because you are supposed to report your earnings as taxable income & can then deduct mileage & other expenses as a business write off...
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30270

arkady001 wrote:
Work out how much it actually costs you in fuel, then treble it to account for tax and wear and tear/servicing costs on your vehicle.
Also your time should be billable, so travelling time should be taken into account.
Time spent travelling to one job is time you're not spending on another job elsewhere.

So in theory if $40 fills my tank and I use up half, I should charge $20 for travel?
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30371

Charge as much as you feel is worth the travel time.
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30393

Pekkea 05 wrote:
arkady001 wrote:
Work out how much it actually costs you in fuel, then treble it to account for tax and wear and tear/servicing costs on your vehicle.
Also your time should be billable, so travelling time should be taken into account.
Time spent travelling to one job is time you're not spending on another job elsewhere.

So in theory if $40 fills my tank and I use up half, I should charge $20 for travel?

Well you could do that or take the averages of the milage you car gets and then the price of fuel. In that case I would pad it now to accodate for price changes. Or you can do a percentage charge for the session. In the industry I work in there is a fuel charge of 7% now because of the increase in fuel.
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30411

Pekkea 05 wrote:
So in theory if $40 fills my tank and I use up half, I should charge $20 for travel?

No - you should charge $60 - fuel + time + depreciation/wear & tear on the vehicle + vehicle tax and insurance ...

Most insurance companies have different tariffs for business use.
In the EU, standard cover (fully comprehensive as we call it - covers third-party damage, fire, theft, accidental damage, windscreen damage, etc, regardless of who was at fault in an accident) only covers you for commuting to your place of work once a day.
So if i drive to my studio (place of work) then to a client's location for the purpose of conducting business, my vehicle insurance is technically no longer valid.
I have seperate business travel insurance on my company car for that purpose. It's a lot more expensive, believe me.

And you'd better believe I pass that on to the client.
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Re: how much to charge per mile? 3 years 7 months ago #30495

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