Sweden to demand taxes from volunteer firefighters

Queen_Bona

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This year in summer Sweden had a record-breaking number of wildfires. Those were too much to handle by regular firefighters, so volunteers decided to help. Not long after that, convoys from other European countries rushed to the rescue.

https://nordic.businessinsider.com/...eres-no-end-in-sight-to-the-extreme-weather--

Europe is stepping in
Several EU countries, as well as neighbouring Norway, are assisting with helicopters, planes and staff to help battle the blazes.

In a statement issued on Monday, the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre said 7 planes, 7 helicopters, 60 vehicles and 340 firefighting staff had been offered to Sweden via Italy, France, Germany, Lithuania, Denmark, Portugal, Poland and Austria.

Italy and France have both sent in scooper aircraft, and more are now on the way from Portugal, while France is sending 60 firemen trained for fighting blazes in hard-to-reach areas.

A convoy of 44 fire engines carrying 139 firemen who had driven all the way from Poland to Sveg in northern Sweden were greeted by crowds of cheering people on their arrival on Sunday evening. People were holding up signs carrying messages such as ”Sweden is burning – thank you for helping, Poland”, MSB Coordinator Magnus Eriksson told Dagens Nyheter.


In Dalarna, the rescue service announced on Sunday that it would use backfiring to prevent the current, inextinguishable fire from spreading even further, reports local TV news SVT Nyheter Dalarna.

”It’s the largest (backfiring) ever carried out in Sweden as far as we’re aware, it will be 800 hectares,” Johan Szymanski, head of the Dalarna County Rescue Service told the broadcaster.

In the early hours of Monday, several firefighters got trapped in the smoke and fire in Dalarna, and had to be evacuated via helicopter at the last minute, Aftonbladet reports.

Emergency services operator SOS Alarm warns that due to the current extreme workload its response time to emergency calls could be longer than usual, and has urged the public not to dial the 112 emergency number unless urgent help is required.

Thousands of volunteers
Large parts of the Swedish workforce is currently on holiday, and many want to help out. The Swedish Red Cross has been tasked with coordinating all volunteer efforts, and stated on Twitter on Monday that it had so far had 4300 people signing up.

Volunteers are cooking and serving food, servicing fire engines, and transporting staff and equipment, as well as helping hands-on putting out the fires.

From what I've read just now, the Swedish volunteers are complaining that the Swedish tax office is kindly ask them to make a list of all possible "benefits" they received while helping fight the fire, including free food, free transport and free accommodation in order to charge them with income tax on these "benefits". The people are pretty pissed off, especially all those firefighters who came back from their vacations and are now being taxed for doing their work voluntarily in their free time.

I wonder if Sweden will also tax all the foreign firefighters who came in to help and didn't pack enough sandwiches or forgot to take their tents. I cannot find any English language article on the taxation, just Polish media.
 

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This year in summer Sweden had a record-breaking number of wildfires. Those were too much to handle by regular firefighters, so volunteers decided to help. Not long after that, convoys from other European countries rushed to the rescue.

https://nordic.businessinsider.com/...eres-no-end-in-sight-to-the-extreme-weather--




From what I've read just now, the Swedish volunteers are complaining that the Swedish tax office is kindly ask them to make a list of all possible "benefits" they received while helping fight the fire, including free food, free transport and free accommodation in order to charge them with income tax on these "benefits". The people are pretty pissed off, especially all those firefighters who came back from their vacations and are now being taxed for doing their work voluntarily in their free time.

I wonder if Sweden will also tax all the foreign firefighters who came in to help and didn't pack enough sandwiches or forgot to take their tents. I cannot find any English language article on the taxation, just Polish media.
Gotta scrape up the money to support all those rapefugess somehow.
 

Fred West

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Call themselves a "Humanitarian Superpower".
Tax volunteers.
 

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Sweden is now deporting most of them, but those that have been rejected often go into hiding working in low skill jobs, like the illegals here.
 

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Absolutely this. Sweden has put itself in a shitty spot because of all of the trash it's taken in.
At least they practiced what they preach. Canada should do the same and start accepting all the illegals from Central America. We can do the same as Mexico and give them safe and fast passage to Canada so they don't stay in the US. And put up some tenements for the illegals in Alec Baldwins neighborhood or Clooney. Clooney left the UK because it got too dangerous for his wife as the muslim hoards were shipped in.
 
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The best was when that old woman said that line and Rutger and reporter chick ask her what she means and she tells them they burned all the jews to ash Rutgers reaction noticeably seems off like she said his dog died not that an entire race of people were gassed and incinerated