GSA Per Diem Rates 2023 & GSA Mileage Rate 2023 - Government Mileage Rate

*Updated January 4th, 2023*

The U.S. General Services Administration for fiscal year 2023 increased its standard per diem rates for federal travelers by $2 to $157.

You will be reimbursed for expenses incurred while traveling in U.S. areas not designated as "non-standard areas," which have per diems higher than the standard rate.

This minimum per diem applies to all travel on or after Oct. 1, 2022, and there are a total of 316 such non-standard areas, with each having a lodging rate at or above 2022 levels.

The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued the 2023 per diem rates and GSA mileage rates for 2023. The 2023 GSA mileage rate is 65.5 cents per mile, up 7 cents from the rate for 2022 mileage, which was 58.5 cents per mile.

What is the Current 2023 Federal Mileage Reimbursement Rate?

Here are the 2023 current government mileage rates:

  • "65.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3 cents from the midyear increase setting the rate for the second half of 2022.
  • 22 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces, consistent with the increased midyear rate set for the second half of 2022.
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations; the rate is set by statute and remains unchanged from 2022."

The standard mileage rate for business use is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs: IRS Mileage Rates 2022.

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GSA per diem rates 2023

For the 2023 GSA per diem rates, the rates stayed mostly the same from the 2022 GSA per diem rates:

  • $159 in the lower 48 states for regular (non high-cost) localities ($98 lodging, $59 M&IE)
  • A full list of all cities and per diems is located here.

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 2023 Per Diem Highlights," most of the continental U.S. is covered by the standard CONUS per diem rate.

In 2023, there are 316 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.

Helpful Per Diem Guidelines to Remember:

As a reminder, here are some per diem guidelines you should remember for 2023:
  • Keep track of your expenses so that you can be reimbursed for the cost of meals, gas, lodging, and other traveling expenses.
  • For lodging, get an itemized receipt of the hotel stay.
  • Per diem does not cover personal expenses or entertainment such as in-room charges.
  • Lodging on Federal per diem rates do not include taxes and can be reimbursed separately

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 2023 gsa per diem rates mean for our customers:

To facilitate mileage updates in DATABASICS, click here for instructions.

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.

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