Latest on tax rebate for Forces personnel in conflict zones

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
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Effective from the 1 April 2046 no doubt!

I'll believe it when I can count it and I doubt it will arrive anytime soon - after all, it will take ages to sort the admin out.

Why they just can't stop the taxation, rather than take it and allegedly give it back to us is beyond me. :evil:

SF
 

CheefTiff

Lantern Swinger
Re: Latest on tax rebate for Forces personnel in conflict zo

I don't suppose us old timers could have it awarded retrospectively for the Falklands Campaign could we ?
 
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Whilst the general gist of it seems good, just wait till the civil servants get their hands on it. I suspect that not every one who should benefit will, and that we will still find that other allowances are lost or replaced so the overall benefit is noticably reduced.

As some one said on the BBC site, why not just pay the poor blighters what they deserve, a decent wage for the job they do.

Peter
 

McHammock

Lantern Swinger
Re: Latest on tax rebate for Forces personnel in conflict zo

Why have they got to make extra payments, rather than just stopping income tax when on ops as originally suggested ?
What's the betting that they'll find some way of this coming out of the current MOD budget, rather than general taxation ?
Also agree with maxi that they'll find some way of giving with one hand while taking away with the other.
 

slim

War Hero
Re: Latest on tax rebate for Forces personnel in conflict zo

Its about time hat Jack was allowed the same tax breaks as merchant seamen
 
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Who does the tax break apply to? Does it apply to the whole of the Forces deployed on Ops, what consitutes Ops and how far in retrospect is it going to be paid? If it's not applicable to ALL those deployed this is going to have a massively divisable effect across the Forces, in much the same way as Pay 2000 did. :evil: I suspect though that it is only for those on "land ops" and has only been brought in as a headline grabbing sham, designed to bolster Tony Blairs public image in the face of some well deserved criticism :twisted: . Why not just bring in the same system as the Yanks? - for once they do appear to have something right. I'm willing to be proved wrong though.
 
Re: Latest on tax rebate for Forces personnel in conflict zo

They should just work the same as regular seafarers, 183 days out of the country and kaaching££££££££
Why the hell not? Why should you pay UK tax when you just visit?
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
Re: Latest on tax rebate for Forces personnel in conflict zo

Christ on a bike! For once it looks as if I'm going to dip in and I'll be rich for as long as it takes my wife to take it away again. :D :D :D


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Re: Latest on tax rebate for Forces personnel in conflict zo

Another face saving scheme by the slippery bunch of fuckwits that the public can't be arsed to vote the **** out of office. Not that we'd be any different with any of the other two showers of shit in power. As has been said, this is hugely devisive, as was the awarding of campaign medals to those getting their bollocks shot off and those hard working rear echelon blanket stackers back in the UK.

For once I agree with Lingyai. It's high time we attracted the same tax benefits as the Canteen Managers that more than 183 days away from Britain within one calendar tax year should recoup and tax (and national insurance - basically an auxiliary income tax in all but name) straight back into the account.

The sooner we call time on lawyers representing the rights and issues of servicemen, the better. There is no way someone like Brown (or Browne) can encompass what troops out on operations (whenther peaceful or not) have to endure.

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