Archives for the Month of July 2011 on CWRU Travel Blog

Hot New Rates For Car Rentals

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Renting a car for an upcoming conference or personal vacation? New discounted rates for CWRU faculty and staff will provide some relief!

Personal and business bookings with both National and Enterprise Rental Car from July 1st will save 5-15% compared to the former 2011 CWRU daily rates. Just use the university Corporate Contract ID when making your online reservation.

Here are sample daily rates for a Sunday through Wednesday mid-August booking (pre-tax and fee; four-door Ford Fusion or equivalent vehicle):

Cleveland $31.33
Los Angeles $41.33
Washington, DC $41.33
Seattle $36.33
Orlando $31.33
Baltimore-Washington $31.33

IRS Increases Mileage Rates

The IRS has announced standard business mileage rates for transportation expenses incurred beginning July 1, 2011 will increase to 55.5 cents per mile (see release). Relevant CWRU reimbursement requests for travel taking place beginning July 1, 2011 should employ this rate.

CWRU personal vehicle travel for the period January 1, 2011 through June 30th, 2011 will be reimbursed at 51 cents per mile. Travelers using rental cars will be reimbursed for actual rental and gasoline expenses and not provided mileage allowances.