Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Filler introduces plan to support volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel
RELEASE|February 13, 2024
Contact: Graham Filler

State Rep. Graham Filler today introduced a plan to recognize the service and commitment of the men and women who volunteer as firefighters and emergency medical responders throughout Michigan.

Filler’s plan would offer a tax credit to Michiganders who serve their communities with volunteer or paid on-call fire departments and life support agencies.

“Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders put their lives on the line for their communities – dedicating a significant amount of their own time and money on training and gear,” Filler said. “This tax credit would be a testament to their courage, resilience, and the countless hours they invest in safeguarding our neighborhoods. We profoundly appreciate their service.”

House Bill 5432 creates a $2,500 tax credit for firefighters or EMS personnel who serve at least 10 hours a month as a volunteer with a fire department or life support agency in Michigan. Under Filler’s plan, the tax credit would be collected when volunteer emergency workers file their taxes beginning with the 2024 tax year.

Filler said the tax credit could also help recruit and retain first responders in rural communities, which often rely heavily on part-time or volunteer agencies.

House Bill 5432 was referred to the House Tax Policy Committee for consideration.


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