How to: Edit the Business Rate and Distance Unit

The reimbursement rate and distance units that are used in MileIQ can be customized from the Rates & Units page within the Settings menu on the MileIQ dashboard. You can log into your MileIQ web dashboard using the same email and password as the app at

Once logged in to the dashboard, click on the Settings button next to your username to go to the Settings page. There you can set a custom business rate or set how distances are reported (miles or kilometers).

This is a screenshot of the MileIQ web dashboard, with the Settings page highlighted. 

Edit the Business Rate:

From the Rates & Units section of the Settings menu, a custom rate can be set for calculating the value of business classified mileage.

The default 2017 mileage rate was $.535 per mile and is $.545 for 2018, but by clicking and typing in the text box, any amount can be entered. (Note: rate must be greater than $0.00).

Clicking 'Save' will set the new rate throughout MileIQ. Any reports that are submitted will also reflect the updated rate.  
This is a screenshot of the Rates & Units page with the rate selection highlighted.

Edit the Distance Unit:

The unit MileIQ uses to calculate distance can be changed by toggling the 'Use Metric Units (KM) for distance' to Yes or No. 

Sliding the toggle to the green 'Yes' will cause MileIQ to re-calculate the distance (and therefore the value) of all drives in MileIQ and convert them to kilometer. Any reports that are submitted will also reflect the new distance unit.

This is a screenshot of the Rates & Units page with the distance unit toggle highlighted.

Additional Information:

  • The business rate can also be edited anytime a report is run. From the drive dashboard, select any number of classified drives and then choose the green button "Report # drives" from the bottom right. Doing so will give you report options, including where to export and some fields to enter report details, such as business rate. 
  • Adjusting the business rate when reporting drives will only be applied to the drives in current report. Use the Settings page to set a new default rate.
  • The standard rate for business driving in 2017 was 53.5 cents per mile. You can read more on the IQ Blog: IRS Standard Mileage Rate 2017: Business, Medical & Charity Drives
  • The standard rate for business driving in 2018 has been announced and is 54.5 cents per mile. MileIQ updates automatically to reflect this new rate for your 2018 drives unless you have a custom rate already set. You can read more about the mileage rate on our IQ Blog: IRS Standard Mileage Rate 2018: Business, Medical & Charity Drives
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