New Standard Mileage Rates Now Available; Business Rate in 2017

The following table summarizes the optional standard mileage rates for employees, self-employed individuals, or other taxpayers to use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving expense purposes.

Period Rates in cents per mile Source
Business Charity Medical
2017 53.5 14 17 IR-2016-169
2016 54 14 19 IR-2015-137
2015 57.5 14 23 IR-2014-114
2014 56 14 23.5 IR-2013-95
2013 56.5 14 24 IR-2012-95
2012 55.5 14 23 IRB-2012-02


The Health Insurance Marketplace


See the chart below for information on how to contact the federally facilitated and state based marketplaces.

Health Insurance Marketplace — also known as the Health Insurance Exchange — is the place where people without health care insurance can find information about health insurance options and also purchase health care insurance. Information can also be found regarding eligibility for help with paying premiums and reducing out-of-pocket costs. Each year the Marketplace has an open enrollment period.  The 2017 open enrollment period began Nov. 1 and runs through January 31, 2017. You must enroll by Dec. 15 to have coverage begin on January 1, 2017.

In addition to the federally-facilitated Marketplace,, there are also state-based Marketplaces. Whether you use the federally-facilitated Marketplace or a state-based Marketplace depends on the state in which you live. If you visit, you will be asked to provide your ZIP code. If you live in an area served by a state-based Marketplace, you’ll then be redirected to the website of your state-based Marketplace. 

Health care insurance purchased through the Marketplace

If you purchased health care insurance through the Marketplace, you should receive a Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, at the beginning of the tax filing season. The information shown on Form 1095-A  helps you complete your federal individual income tax return. If Form 1095-A shows coverage for you and everyone in your family for the entire year, check the full-year coverage box on your tax return. Among other things, Form 1095-A reports the total monthly health insurance premiums paid to the insurance company you selected through the Marketplace. It lists the amount of premium assistance you received in the form of advance payments of the premium tax credit that were paid directly to your insurance company, if any. If you received a Form 1095-A with incorrect information, see our Corrected, Incorrect or Voided Forms 1095-A for Tax Years 2014, 2015 and 2016 questions and answers to find out how it affects your taxes.