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Volunteer firefighters' and ambulance workers' credit

Who is eligible?

You are entitled to claim this credit if for all of the tax year you:

  • were an active volunteer firefighter or volunteer ambulance worker, and
  • were a resident of New York State.

Note: You cannot claim this credit if you receive a real property tax exemption that relates to your volunteer service. However, if the property has multiple owners, the owner(s) whose volunteer service was not the basis of the exemption may be eligible to claim the credit.

How much is the credit?

The credit amount is $200 ($400 for married filing joint taxpayers where both spouses are eligible). If the credit exceeds your tax for the year, any excess will be refunded without interest.

Additional information

  • Form IT-245, Claim for Volunteer Firefighters' and Ambulance Workers' Credit