IRS Local Transportation Expense Standards - South Census Region

(Cases Filed Between May 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017, 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 122A-2)
(Line 14, Form 122C-2)
National $189
Operating Costs
(Lines 12, Form 122A-2)
(Lines 12, Form 122C-2)
Region One Car Two Cars
South Region $215 $430
MSA Locations Within Census Region:
Atlanta $229 $458
Baltimore $253 $506
Dallas-Ft. Worth $250 $500
Houston $279 $558
Miami $343 $686
Washington, D.C. $245 $490
Ownership Costs
(Lines 13a and 13d, Form 122A-2)
(Lines 13a and 13d, Form 122C-2)
National One Car Two Cars
$485 $970


* Does not include personal property taxes.


Monday, March 27, 2017 12:40 PM