Income Tax Benefits Sought for Volunteers

Issue 12 and Volume 116.

Income Tax Benefits Sought for Volunteers Congressman John W. Wydler, Fourth District, New York, has introduced a bill, H. R. 8041, in the 88th Congress to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a deduction from gross income for certain nonreimbursable expenses incurred by volunteer firemen. Declaring, “It is time to give volunteer firemen a tax break,’’ Congressman Wydler introduced the bill on August 13 which would permit volunteers to deduct such expenses as automobile accessories, maintenance and depreciation which are incurred in the public interest, along with uniform expenses and other out-of-pocket items attributable to the performance of duty.

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