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JCJ 01-02-2011 09:41 AM

New laws for new year, NY Volunteer Firefighter 10% property tax credit
 
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A few new laws, meanwhile, will provide incentives and more protection for emergency workers.

One will give a 10 percent property tax exemption to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers in counties with 79,000 to 80,000 people ? the law was drafted with Clinton County specifically in mind. To qualify, the person seeking the exemption must have been a member of the organization for at least five years.

Neil Rivenburgh, deputy director of Cayuga County Emergency Services, said there aren't nearly enough volunteer firefighters and other emergency workers because of the struggling economy. The U.S. Census Bureau's 2009 population estimate for Cayuga County was just under 80,000 people.

"It just isn't worth their time," said Rivenburgh, who helps oversee the 29 volunteer fire departments and 13 volunteer ambulance services in the county.

"Whatever the government can do to assist in recruitment and retention, whether it's a tax break or education assistance, is imperative," he said.
On page 2 near the bottom----> New year brings new rules for New Yorkers | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle

bigjoe 01-04-2011 11:52 AM

JCJ, check with your tax folks, I can't recall if this was first on a county based level and now they have made it across the board. I think it was a small % off property tax or you got $200 back at tax time. Either way it was a small break but a break none the less. Also you can claim your mileage for volunteering. It would cover, any firematic volunteering whether training, meetings, calls, etc.

JCJ 01-04-2011 01:10 PM

Thanks bigjoe, I do appreciate the heads up.. every little bit helps..

bigjoe 01-04-2011 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JCJ (Post 65635)
Thanks bigjoe, I do appreciate the heads up.. every little bit helps..

That's a fact!

flyboy14295 01-04-2011 09:13 PM

Too bad my county has like 800,000 people.

steady_eddie 01-25-2011 07:58 AM

First I have heard of this. Thanks for posting it. I like the idea !


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