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A survey of 2,000 U.S. adults looked at how many are thinking ahead when it comes to their taxes and found the percentage of those who aren’t sure if they’ll get a tax refund is up to 25% from 20% last year
Lower Merion Township officials increased the qualifying property tax credit to 100 percent
Niagara County law will also give the tax break for life to members with 20 years of service to help increase recruitment and retention
The exemption for fire, EMS volunteers with two years of service is a way to help recruitment and retention efforts
Supporters of the new law believe it will improve recruitment and retention of volunteers
New legislation would extend a 10% property tax reduction to volunteer Rotterdam firefighters and providers with at least two years of service
Cumberland County applicants who met the qualifications received payments ranging from $87 to $250 each
Meadville Area Ambulance Service has cut costs for this year, and managers are working extra shifts
A new law lets municipalities exempt up to 10% of assessed value for a primary home for volunteer first responders
The exemption would have applied to the value of a property worth between $100,000 and $150,000
Changes include boosting maximum grant awards from $15,000 to $20,000 and establishing an education certification management system
“This legislation will add another tool for our members to use when recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters and EMS providers,” said FASNY’s Michael Krummenacker
The measure would remove a current restriction on grants and designate parts of the state’s fireworks tax revenue for financial and educational aid for first responders
If convicted, Christopher J. Smyth faces up to 23 years in prison for willful failure to pay over employment taxes and obstructing the IRS’s collection efforts
The Tri-County Ambulance District intended to seek a tax levy increase of 8 cents, not 0.08 cents
The bill, which passed in the Senate and now heads to the House, could cost the state an estimated $20-22 million
If approved, the money generated will go to upgrading equipment like radios and extraction tools, as well as addressing the city’s aging fleet, Englewood Director of Finance Della Stearns said
The Western Lane Ambulance District employs 15 paramedics, but if the November 2 measure fails, jobs may be cut
Steven J. Kwestel withheld over $1.3 million in taxes from employees, without paying the IRS
The Hunt County Commissioners Court will brief the public on the proposed creation of an ESD and a tax rate connected to the district
The bill, which passed in the state House last month, would increase funding options for EMS
Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 said in a letter that the creation of an “overlay” district to raise tax revenue is necessary for continuing operations
Voters had been asked if they supported the tax hike for “the operation and maintenance of ambulance and rescue squads”
The referendum was passed after Scott Twp. supervisors learned in August that Justus Volunteer Fire Company’s EMS and ambulance service was running a deficit of roughly $10,000
The approved tax levy would generate about $7.3 million per year and allow for the hiring of dozens of first responders
Voters will decide whether to approve a levy that would raise $7.3 million per year for the Kirkland Fire Department