Volunteer fire fighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel (EMTs) are reminded to apply for a $50 Iowa income tax credit on their 2013 taxes.
The credit is intended to compensate for some of their volunteer services. In addition, often volunteer fire fighters and EMT have additional training and equipment requirements, which sometimes have to be paid by the volunteers.
Volunteers that do not volunteer for a full year may receive a prorated credit. The prorated credit will be based on the number of months the volunteer was a fire fighter or EMT. If a taxpayer volunteers as both a fire fighter and EMT during the same time, the credit may only be claimed for one position per month.
To find out more information and how to apply, go to: http://www.iowa.gov/tax/educate/Firefighter_EMS_Credit.html.