Rockland Responds: County Executive Ed Day Responds to Question on When Emergency Personel Will See New Tax Credit
I saw on Rockland Daily that volunteer firefighters and ambulance corps members will now be able to receive a tax credit provided by their local government. So my question, as a Hatzoloh volunteer, is this. Is Rockland County going to be offering to exempt us for the maximum of 10% of the assessed value of a primary home for volunteers who have been members of a volunteer fire department or ambulance service for at least two years, and if so, when will this happen? It would certainly be nice if it was sooner rather than later.
Dear Taxed Volunteer,
For your awareness, the CE is committed to getting this passed, but its up to the Legislature to get craft the bill that opts us in. We sent out a statement about it right after it passed:
“Everyday thousands of our friends, family, and neighbors choose to be heroes and risk their lives for nothing in exchange except the greater good of their community.
I applaud Governor Kathy Hochul for signing off on a new law championed by two of our local state representatives here in Rockland, enabling municipalities throughout New York State to provide volunteer firefighters and ambulance corps members a property tax deduction of up to 10%.
Without question, this is something I am committing the County of Rockland to opting into and calling on our Legislature to get it done expeditiously.”
Rockland County Executive
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