An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer tax credit)

Sponsor

Gord Johns  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Outside the Order of Precedence (a private member's bill that hasn't yet won the draw that determines which private member's bills can be debated), as of Dec. 8, 2022

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Summary

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This enactment amends subsections 118.06(2) and 118.07(2) of the Income Tax Act in order to increase the amount of the tax credits for volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer services from $3,000 to $10,000. The enactment also modifies the definition of "eligible volunteer firefighting services".

Elsewhere

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Income Tax ActRoutine Proceedings

December 8th, 2022 / 10 a.m.
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NDP

Gord Johns NDP Courtenay—Alberni, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-310, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer tax credit).

Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to rise today to table this bill. This bill calls on the Government of Canada to increase the tax credit for volunteer firefighters and search and rescue responders from $3,000 to $10,000 in the Income Tax Act.

We know that search and rescue responders and firefighters always show up—