SAR team members can now apply for the Search and Rescue Volunteer Tax Credit. For 200 MGSAR sanctioned hours (don’t forget to sign-in, that’s your proof!) team members can receive up to a $3000 tax break.
It was originally thought that the hours were only for searches however there are actually two types of hours; primary and secondary. Searches, meetings, fundraising, training and preparing are primary hours. Hug-A-Tree and truck/trailer maintenance are secondary. Your primary hours must exceed your secondary hours however and both must total a minimum of 200 hours.
For more details please visit the Canadian Revenue Agency website.