ShareThis Page
Valley News Dispatch

Frazer to award tax credits to firefighters and EMS personnel in 2018

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Frazer expects to join the growing number of municipalities that will award tax credits to firefighters and EMS personnel next year.

Supervisors Chairman Matt Beacom said Frazer is working on an ordinance for 2018.

State law allows municipalities to award tax credits of up to 20 percent of a first responders' property and earned income tax liability.

“We're working on a tax credit,” Beacom said. “It's just a matter of timing.”

The criteria to determine who is eligible for tax credits includes the number of calls responded to, hours of training and participation in organizational activities.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4702,, or on Twitter @maddyczebstrib.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me