Cut and Pasted from the Sun today http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007200127,00.html THOUSANDS of squaddies have been getting extra pay for POLISHING their boots â€” due to an obscure tax law. Revenue inspectors have now suspended the perk which allows any crown servant to reclaim the full cost of dress required for their jobs. Soldiers started claiming up to Â£1,000 a year for boot polish and cloths, and for washing and dry-cleaning their uniforms. The Inland Revenue are reviewing the perk after a blitz of requests. The majority of the AB's I work with will not be able to claim this due to fraud!!!!!!!!!!!