In today’s federal budget, there was a specific tax credit in memory of the late North Shore Rescue team leader Tim Jones.
Jones died suddenly on January 19. He oversaw the busiest search and rescue team in Canada, saving countless lives. Jones started volunteering with the organization in 1987 and participated in over 1,800 search and rescue operations.
The federal government announced today a tax credit for all search and rescue volunteers across Canada. The following image is an excerpt from the 2014 Budget.
Members who volunteer more than 200 hours a year will get a $1,500 tax credit on $3,000 worth of taxable income. This works out to roughly $450.
North Shore Rescue said on its website Tuesday that the tax credit is appreciated:
“Today’s announcement is a huge honour for all the men and women who volunteer to carry out search and rescue in Canada. However, NSR is particularly proud because the tax credit specifically honoured our late team leader and my father, Tim Jones.”