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GSA Per Diem Rates 2020 & GSA Mileage Rate 2020 - Government Mileage Rate

Per Diem Meme: GSA Per Diem Rates & GSA Mileage Rates

*Updated December 31, 2019 at 10:35 a.m.*

The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued the 2020 per diem rates and GSA mileage rates for 2020. The new rate for mileage is 57.5 cents per mile.

gsa per diem rates 2020 & current government mileage rate

If you're looking for GSA mileage rate 2020, look no further. Here are the 2020 current government mileage rates:

  • 57.5 cents per mile for business use, down 1/2 of a percent from 58 cents last year

In 2020, the per diem rate is:

However, you might now be wondering, what's the difference between a low-cost and a high-cost city?

That's determined by the GSA. They make changes yearly based on historical data. That means that where you travel will determine your per diem. Some cities cost less to travel to and stay in than others. This per diem is meant to cover expenses for lodging and meals for federal travelers.

According to the GSA "FY 2020 Per Diem Highlights," most of the continental U.S. is covered by the standard CONUS per diem rate.

In 2020, there are 322 Non-Standard Areas (NSAs) that have per diem rates higher than the standard CONUS rate.

You can see which cities remain on the non-standard list here.


Related Article: Can You Afford Healthy Food On A Per Diem?

gsa per diem - What does it mean for you?


What THESE PER DIEM MILEAGE RATES mean for employers:

If you're planning a trip, be sure to look up which cities are still on the list for NSAs (Non-Standard Areas). Then, make adjustments as necessary to your per diem calculations. It's a smart idea to be prepared. 

What 2020 gsa per diem rates mean for our customers:

Because our per diem engine receives automatic updates from the GSA with the current year's rates, DATABASICS customers don't need to make any changes. Simply use our per diem management tool as usual.

If you're still tracking per diems manually, an automated per diem management and mileage tracking system cut down on the time it takes to manage your per diems. Per diem management software is more functional and easier to use. Plus, it's easier to implement. Nowadays, you can even manage per diems and do mileage tracking for federal employees on your phone or tablet.

Learn more about the DATABASICS per diem management tool.

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Per Diems: Control & Effective Management



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