|December 20, 2016 03:35 PM
|Representative Matthew E. Baker
|All House members
|Volunteer Firefighter Tax Exemption- Formerly HB 257
|In the near future I will be re-introducing legislation with the intent of assisting volunteer firefighters across the Commonwealth. If enacted, the legislation will provide a tax credit of up to $500 to those volunteers who purchase firefighting equipment.
As you may know, as part of the FY 2008-2009 State budget, the General Assembly enacted a tax credit for volunteer firefighters that is based upon service time. This tax credit would provide for financial assistance to those volunteers that spent their own hard earned money in order to purchase supplies that are designed to protect them.
I believe that being a volunteer firefighter is one of the most selfless things anyone can do, by providing financial assistance to these volunteers we show appreciation to these special citizens.
I hope you will join me in sponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as HB147