What is the Recreation Volunteer Subtraction?

A subtraction of $500 per tax year can be taken by individuals who volunteer for recreation departments.

To qualify for this exclusion, the taxpayer must serve as a volunteer for thirty or more hours during the taxable year and must be registered as a volunteer with a recreation department operated by the state of Louisiana or a political subdivision of the state. The recreation department must certify that the taxpayer served as a volunteer and was not compensated for their services.

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