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November 19, 2018

Fire & EMS Tax Relief Credit

Fire & EMS Tax Relief Credit

The Middle Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a new ordinance and resolution on April 26, 2018 for Volunteer Service Tax Credits for volunteer fire and EMS personnel.

This ordinance and resolution allows Middle Smithfield Township to grant local tax credits to active volunteers at volunteer fire companies and nonprofit emergency medical service agencies.

The supervisors hope this will act as an incentive for other residents to volunteer for local emergency services in a time when volunteers are desperately needed.

Criteria must be met for volunteers to receive local tax credits, including: volunteers must be in good standing defined by the bylaws of the agency they volunteer for, volunteers must achieve a minimum of 50 hours of service a year, and volunteers on probation according the bylaws of the agency are not eligible for tax credits.

The following forms must be completed and returned to the Middle Smithfield Township Secretary.

Click Here for the Township Form for the Volunteer Tax Credit

Click Here for the Berkheimer form for the Volunteer Tax Credit

 

For more information about the tax credit:

Click Here for Ordinance No. 220 Emergency Volunteer Tax Credit

Click Here for Resolution 04-2018-1 Annual Criteria for Volunteer to Meet for Tax Credit

Click Here for the Press Release