IRS Local Transportation Expense Standards - Midwest Census Region

(Cases Filed Between November 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016, Inclusive)


For Use with Allowable Transportation Expenses Table
The Operating Costs and Public Transportation Costs sections of the Transportation Standards are provided by Census Region and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The following table lists the states that comprise each Census Region. Once the taxpayer's Census Region has been ascertained, to determine if an MSA standard is applicable, use the definitions below to see if the taxpayer lives within an MSA (MSAs are defined by county and city, where applicable). If the taxpayer does not reside in an MSA, use the regional standard.

PLEASE NOTE:  With the IRS data updated effective March 17, 2008, some MSA’s either changed or were eliminated.


Midwest Census Region
North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) Within the Midwest Census Region
MSA COUNTIES (unless otherwise specified)
Chicago in IL: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will
in IN: Lake, Newton, Porter
in WI: Kenosha
Detroit in MI: Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne
Minneapolis-St. Paul in MN: Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington, Wright
in WI: Pierce, St. Croix
Cleveland in OH: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Summit


Midwest Census Region


Public Transportation Costs
(Line 14, Form 22A-2)
(Line 14, Form 22C-2)
National $185
Operating Costs
(Line 12, Form 22A-2)
(Line 12, Form 22C-2)
Region One Car Two Cars
Midwest Region $212 $424
MSA Locations Within Census Region:
Chicago $262 $524
Cleveland $226 $452
Detroit $295 $590
Minneapolis-St. Paul $217 $434
Ownership Costs
(Lines 13a and 13d, Form 22A-2)
(Lines 13a and 13d, Form 22C-2)
National One Car Two Cars
$517 $1,034


* Does not include personal property taxes.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:46 PM