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Maryland Wing - Group III

Middle East Region

Civil Air Patrol

United States Air Force Auxiliary

Representing

Anne Arundel, Calvert,

Charles, Prince Georges &

St. Mary's Counties

LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM -MARYLAND TAX CREDIT - GROUP III

EARNING POINTS FAQ

 

Can I count ES training that doesn’t have a mission number?

 

Yes, you can count time spent at ES activities that don’t have mission numbers, for example ground sorties, base staff activities, and classroom training.  For classroom training, both the students and instructors can count the time.

 

 Why are some ES mission symbols worth more points?

 

The mission symbols selected for extra points represent the core emergency services missions performed by CAP that this tax benefit is meant to reward.

 

Can I credit my travel time to/from ES missions?

 

Inbound and outbound air and ground sorties to missions can be counted towards ES points.

 

Do I get credit for CAP flying?

 

Crew members (e.g., pilot, observer, scanners) earn 1 point per Hobbs hour, more for certain mission symbols.  Trainees, as reflected in eServices, count as crew members.  Passengers who are not qualified to serve as crew members may earn points if performing some CAP duty, for example if the flight is an inbound or outbound sortie for a CAP activity.

 

How many duty positions and committee assignments can I count?

 

You may count up to 1 duty position and 1 committee assignment for points.

 

I have not spent a full year in my duty assignment or committee appointment.  Can I count a duty assignment or committee to which I was appointed during the tax year?

 

No, duty assignments and committees can only be counted on the anniversary dates of the appointment in eServices.  In the event that a member switches positions before the anniversary date of the outgoing assignment, the unit commander may approve credit of the points for one of the positions.

 

Do I get credit for attending regular squadron meetings?

 

Yes, you get credit for attending any scheduled meetings.  This can include video and teleconference events as well.

 

At our squadron meeting, we conducted ES training or another activity that can be counted elsewhere.  Can I double-count it?

 

No, time spent at a scheduled unit meeting can either be counted towards meeting attendance or another category, but not both.  ES qualifications, specialty track advancements, and radio net check-ins completed during unit meetings are not considered part of the meeting and may be counted in addition to the meeting.  For example, if your squadron’s weekly meeting is devoted to ground team training and you renew your GTL during the meeting, then you earned 5 points for renewing your GTL plus you can count the time as either a squadron meeting or ES training.

 

What does Collateral Duty mean?  What activities qualify for this?

 

This category is a catchall for time spent supporting CAP in capacities not covered by the other categories.  Examples include participation outside of scheduled meetings in the non-ES activities of your unit or time spent repairing or improving CAP assets or real estate.  Collateral duty does not include time spent performing ES duties, professional development activities, or duties required for your duty position.

 

 

Additional Resources

 

 

MD State Sales Tax Exempt Form - this document should be used by members making purchase of items for use in Civil Air Patrol to eliminate the need to pay sales tax. Do not use this form for personal purchases. It is good through September 2017.

 

Tax Exempt Status - this document indicates that Civil Air Patrol is a tax exempt corporation in good status.

 

W-9 - this document is given to vendors who require tax information to set up an account for a CAP unit.

 

 

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