Reimbursing Employee Gas Mileage

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If you use your car to perform your job responsibilities, you can reimburse some of your expenses. But, your employer will not reimburse you if you use your car in driving to and from your work. He may also opt to provide your car allowance. How Much is Employee Reimbursement? Your employee reimbursement can differ, depending on the business sector or your employer. However, for many businesses, employers use IRS’s Standard Mileage Rate or the GSA’s Privately-owned Vehicle Reimbursement Rate. The IRS set the 2018 mileage rate at 54.5 cents per mile. In 2017, the rate was 53.5 cents. But, it was 54 cents and 57.5 cents in 2016 and 2015, respectively. This rate includes the cost of registration, oil, insurance, gas, and maintenance. If you use your car regularly…
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The Future of Gas Mileage

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Let’s face it—the future is now. With our phones becoming touch screen mini computers, and the Artificial Intelligence revolution just around the corner, there is no doubt that we have entered a booming time for technology. No sector of business is or will be untouched by all of the advances, and that includes the automobile industry. Self-driving cars have been an idea for longer than they have even been worked on (think Sci-fi movies), but now it is becoming inevitable that sometime in the near future they will be a part of our reality. While most people get wrapped up in the futuristic hype of self-driving cars, it is good to look at the real life influences they will have on society and the people owning them. One area that…
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How to Compute for Your Vehicle’s Gas Mileage

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With the continuous increase in gas prices, you need to find out the cost of your driving. Usually, your car will get less mileage as it ages. Compute Miles per Tank Drive your car until the fuel light turns on. Then, fill the tank up. Take note of the mileage on the odometer. Also, note the total amount you've paid for the gas. Drive as you normally do. Then, when the fuel light turns on again, jot down the mileage. Then, subtract the previous odometer reading from the new reading. It will tell you the number of miles you travel with a full tank. Compute Miles per Gallon After getting the miles per tank, you can divide it by the capacity of your tank in gallons. You will know this…
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Low Gas Mileage Cars

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When it comes to gas mileage, some cars have it better than others. While many of the cars with poor fuel economy can be visually identified (large trucks, farm vehicles, semis and more), others can be a bit more deceptive due to a smaller appearance or unknown variables about the car’s inner workings or how it runs. Many people have dream cars based on how fast they can go, how they look, or even how many children they’ll be able to drive to soccer games using it, but sometimes the gas mileage can turn those dream cars into gas-guzzling nightmares. Owning a luxury sports car is not an uncommon ambition among the general public, but just because they can go fast and impress pedestrians as they pass them on the…
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Good Gas Mileage Cars

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Whether you live on the east coast, west coast, the mountains of Colorado, or in the driest states in the US, chances are you own a car, ride in one, or are in the process of owning one for yourself. With this in mind, it is important to think about the fuel economy, or gas mileage, of the cars around you. Every vehicle has its pros and cons in this area, but what factors greatly increase the likelihood of better gas mileage? In all of the lists of best to worst gas mileage cars, one attribute immediately sticks out: electric cars and hybrids get better gas mileage. In this category, it all comes down to efficient energy usage. Electricity inherently converts to a higher energy yield than gasoline, thus giving…
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How Efficient Driving Can Improve Gas Mileage

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Climate control is within your reach. If you try to make your car fuel efficient, you can maximize gas mileage by as much as 30%. To do this, you need to maintain your vehicle in tip-top shape and improve your driving style. Refrain from aggressive driving          You increase your fuel consumption by about 40% if you practice hard braking and “jackrabbit starts. As studies show, these practices can only reduce your travel time by 4%. Yet, they produce five times higher toxic emissions. The right way is to accelerate smoothly and slowly. Then, shift into high gear quickly. If you are driving within the city, your car uses about 50% energy in acceleration. Drive within the required speed limits If you increase your speed to 120…
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7 Myths about Improving your Gas Mileage

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In one of the Consumer Reports, it said that some of the things commonly believed to save gas do not work all. Purchased Gas from Independent Gas Stations is Low Quality Many drivers believed that independent gas stations sell low quality fuel. Some of them even believed that these gas stations dilute quality fuel with water, thus affecting engine and power efficiency. The truth is that tight laws govern all gas stations. Also, these independent gas stations buy their stock from established oil companies. They are able to sell cheaper fuel because their stock does not have additives that clean older engines. Since most vehicles today have fuel-injection systems, buying gas with no additives do not affect the engines. Premium Gas Provides Better Mileage Premium gas has higher octane, so…
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Higher Prices

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The last time I went to a gas station wasn't too long ago. I have an SUV (sports utility vehicle) so there is plenty of space for gas. Honestly, I think I only need to fill up the tank about once every two weeks. Maybe it's because I don't drive that much. But I enjoy not having to go to the gas station every week. The last time I filled up my tank surprised me. It wasn't because it took too long to fill up. Yes, I usually wait until the tank is almost empty to go to the gas station. I know I shouldn't do that. What happens if I have an emergency and need to drive a long distance quickly? What happens if I'm driving and there is…
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Unleash American Oil

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So, the tax bill passed. As I talked about last week, drillers will now be allowed to extract oil in an area in Alaska. This area is a wildlife refuge. So I hope that the drillers are mindful of these animals. I'm not sure companies are mindful of wildlife, however. In the Amazon rainforest, companies are cutting down trees that are vital to the wildlife population. I support finding new places to drill, but I want to make sure that it doesn't disturb, or worse, destroy the local wildlife population. That being said, we are entering a new era in American energy. Oil prices have dropped. I've never loved going to the gas station. But now I don't have to worry about paying over $4 a gallon. Also, when I…
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Oil and the Tax Bill

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Gas prices might continue to get lower. This is because the government is going to allow more drilling. The current tax bill, which is making its way through Congress, includes a provision about oil exploration. Why is it in a tax bill, you may ask? Well, that's just what Congress does. Both parties, depending on the bill, have been known to include side projects in bills. I suppose it’s a way of sneaking extra things in the bill that might not necessarily pass if they are on a separate bill. For example, Congress is also about to repeal the individual mandate for health care. This is also attached to the tax bill. It's amazing what types of things, which have nothing to do with the main bill, can be attached…
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