What does "Employed as a Public Safety Officer" me...

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes

Pick a language

English Français
Get the latest stimulus news and tax filing updates.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

What does "Employed as a Public Safety Officer" mean?

For taxation purposes, a Public Safety Officer (PSO) is defined as: "an individual serving a public agency in an official capacity, with or without compensation, as a law enforcement officer, as a firefighter, as a chaplain, or as a member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew."

FEMA employees as well as certain public employees working with FEMA are also considered PSOs. Similar positions in the non-public sector (for example, security guard, trauma doctor or nurse, lifeguard) are not considered PSOs.

Retired PSOs can exclude up to $3,000 of their retirement income, if the money was used towards health or long-term care insurance premiums.

Was this helpful?

You must sign in to vote, reply, or post
Privacy Settings