how much to charge per mile?

7 years 2 months ago #30100 by Pekkea 05
What is the going rate to charge your client for travel? how much per mile?


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7 years 2 months ago #30101 by Ali Stair
.50 cents a mile IMO sounds pretty good.


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7 years 2 months ago #30102 by West Coast

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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7 years 2 months ago #30103 by Pekkea 05

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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7 years 2 months ago #30104 by West Coast

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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7 years 2 months ago #30105 by Pekkea 05

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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7 years 2 months ago #30108 by arkady001
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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7 years 2 months ago #30111 by Screamin Scott
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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7 years 1 month ago #30270 by Pekkea 05

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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7 years 1 month ago #30371 by Cal8567
Charge as much as you feel is worth the travel time.


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7 years 1 month ago #30393 by Joves

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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7 years 1 month ago #30411 by arkady001

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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