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By Don Ogle 

City Council Approves Tax Break Program For Firefighters


November 17, 2017

Sidney volunteer firemen will qualify for a new tax break in coming years, thanks to a resolution passed by the Sidney City Council Tuesday.

The break, which comes in the form of a tax credit against state income taxes, is available due to the Volunteer Emergency Responders Incentive Act passed by the Nebraska Legislature. The Act provides the tax credit for volunteers meeting certain criteria during the year.

As firefighters attend training, respond to fires, serve as elected officials and perform other specified duties, they will receive points toward qualifying for the tax break. Up to 1...

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