Tax Credits Approved For PA Volunteer Firefighters & EMS

HARRISBURG – Legislation authorizing local municipalities to enact earned income and property tax liability tax credits for active volunteers of fire or emergency medical services companies has been signed into law. House Bill 1683 was signed into law on Monday as Act 172 of 2016 and will take effect in 60 days. It grants municipalities the authority to offer active volunteers a tax credit of up to 20% of their tax liability based on the number of calls a volunteer responded to or their training or participation in the functions of the organization.

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