Toronto is overpaying millions of taxpayer dollars to city officials for using their personal vehicles on the job.

Most city managers get 52 cents per kilometre — a rate at least 30 per cent higher than that enjoyed by provincial government staffers.

If you drive your car as part of your job with a company, chances are you get reimbursed 40 to 44 cents per kilometre. And some employers drop the rate to around 35 cents after your first 5,000 km of the year.

“It is money wasted and squandered,” said Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong. “The city program is too generous ... we need to review it.”

Minnan-Wong has made his concerns known to auditor general Jeff Griffiths, who has, as a first step, asked the city manager for an explanation.