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IRS is 58 cents per mile now. You cannot claim mileage deduction on your taxes unless you are self employed. You can ask your employer for more money or ask them to provide you a company owned vehicle and a gas card. You might also want to check with your insurance company about driving your personal car for work as they might require different coverage.
Unless it’s a government based position or contract, there is no “imposed” amount. The suggested rates are just that… suggested. Again unless it’s a government based scenario.
If they won’t bump your mileage up any, ask if they have a company vehicle for you to use for company purposes.
I would make sure whatever you are driving is as cheap as possible to drive. Like an 2012 toyota yaris or something like that because otherwise you may end up losing money driving around for them.
If your employer requires you to transport non employees in your own car, YOU are liable for any damage to the non employee, and most likely your existing insurance does not cover this situation. You are providing cabulance type service… you should insist on a company vehicle with the correct insurance coverage. An attorney would say your a patient care transporter… does your vehicle have all the required PPE on board, fire extinguishers, seat belts, first aid kit etc… unlikely… your being taken advantage of and this is generally an industry wide thing… just because others do it done not mean it is safe, prudent or legal… good luck…
So basically you are a taxi/Uber driver for their clients. You should look into everything they recommend for driving Uber/Lyft. Such as insurance, mileage, and possibly limited liability. Also find out if you are supposed to be specially licensed to transport disabled/elderly/minor clients.