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Aid To Volunteers

Bill has tax breaks to employers for emergency responders

October 28, 2013

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Monday providing a tax credit to employers that pay emergency volunteers for missed time while on emergency calls....

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Oct-28-13 10:41 PM

Just having employers aware of the importance is a step in the right direction. Our volunteer firefighters need all the help they can get!

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Oct-28-13 11:11 AM

if you read the article it states... "The employees must have a pre-planned and pre-approved plan in place with their employer to receive these protections." So, I do not see an issue of shutting down a business for a day so volunteers can respond to emergencies.

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Oct-28-13 9:09 AM

And, no, I'm not a druggist, never have been.

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Oct-28-13 9:09 AM

OK, so you have three employees. All are firefighters. What do you do? Shut down? Suppose your business is a medical transport business, or suppose you're a pharmacy? The bill should have some provision to allow employers to keep a minimal work force on hand. There are other emergencies besides fires; getting medicine is one of them.

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