How much should I reimburse an employee for driving?
October 23, 2011 9:14 PM Subscribe
At what rate should I compensate a casual employee who will be occasionally driving to my office?
posted by arnicae to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
Someone who works for me casually remotely (1099 employee) will occasionally be coming to my office for work. She has asked that I compensate her for her driving time; this seems reasonable to me. She will be driving her own vehicle and her hourly wage will begin when she leaves the house. How much should I compensate her for driving, in addition to her hourly wage?
She suggested we consider the (revised) 2011 IRS rate of 55.5 cents per mile but said she is flexible (rate would be lower for nonprofits; this is for an exceedingly small business but not a nonprofit).
I don't have any experience with this. I'm located in the U.S. and she is my only employee. I want to be fair. Any advice?