They raised it by one penny! I got a .05 cent raise one year and I told the Accountant he can keep it, he must need it more than I do. I'm driving about 25,000 miles a year for MS so that's an increase of about $250.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
54.5 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 1 cent from the rate for 2017.
18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 1 cent from the rate for 2017.
14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.
The business mileage rate and the medical and moving expense rates each increased 1 cent per mile from the rates for 2017. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.
Insight, my Soc Sec. went up $20.00 Mo., and my Medicare went up awhile ago about 13.00, but we have a new benefit which makes up for it. Having done a bunch of AARP shops this year, I'm up on it. I'm sure your medicare did not go up 80.00..you should re-check.