IRS Local Transportation Expense Standards - South 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.


South Census Region
Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) Within the South Census Region
MSA COUNTIES (unless otherwise specified)
Washington, D.C. in DC: District of Columbia
in MD: Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Washington
in VA: Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, King George, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren, Alexandria city, Fairfax city, Falls Church city, Fredericksburg city, Manassas city, Manassas Park city, Rappahannock
in WV: Berkeley, Jefferson
Baltimore in MD: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Queen Anne’s, Baltimore city
Atlanta in AL: Cleburne
in GA: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton
Miami in FL: Broward, Miami-Dade
Dallas-Ft. Worth in TX: Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise
Houston in TX: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller


South Census Region


Public Transportation Costs
(Line 14, Form 22A-2)
(Line 14, Form 22C-2)
National $185
Operating Costs
(Lines 13a and 13d, Form 22A-2)
(Lines 13a and 13d, Form 22C-2)
Region One Car Two Cars
South Region $244 $488
MSA Locations Within Census Region:
Atlanta $256 $512
Baltimore $250 $500
Dallas-Ft. Worth $277 $554
Houston $312 $624
Miami $346 $692
Washington, D.C. $277 $554
Ownership Costs
(Lines 23 and 24, Form 22A)
(Lines 28 and 29, Form 22C)
National One Car Two Cars
$517 $1,034


* Does not include personal property taxes.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:40 PM