Volunteer Fireperson & Ambulance Worker Income Tax Credit

In January 2007, the New York State Legislature enacted new legislation providing an annual income tax credit of $200 to volunteer ambulance workers and firefighters in appreciation for the dedication, hard work and volunteer service these individuals have provided to their communities. Since this is an annual income tax credit, this benefit is the responsibility of each individual to claim by the traditional income tax filing deadline of April 15. Proof of annual volunteer service is required to be included with the filing of the tax return.

Forms for these exemptions, except the income tax form, are available at the Assessor's Office, located on the second floor of Village Hall. Exemption forms and instructions are also available on the New York State Office of Real Property Services website.