Original language of petition: English
The Government of Canada recognizes the contributions of all volunteers and the important roles they play in their communities. In light of this, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by volunteers in the course of their duties may generally be reimbursed on a non-taxable basis. Additionally, emergency services volunteers are eligible for an income exemption of up to $1,000 if they received an honorarium from a government, municipality, or other public authority. The Volunteer Firefighter Tax Credit and the Search and Rescue Volunteer Tax Credit provide tax recognition for eligible volunteers who do not receive an honorarium or who do not claim the income exemption.
The Government of Canada is committed to a tax system that is fair, and that works for the middle class. In this regard, the government is increasing the amount of money Canadians can earn before paying federal income tax to $15,000 by 2023 for all but the wealthiest Canadians.
More broadly, the government is taking needed steps to create an environment that spurs the investments needed to grow the economy, create new, good-paying jobs for Canadians, and grow the middle class.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||38|
|Prince Edward Island||2|