More money (pay) for soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq

#6
I bet a penny to a pinch of the proverbial, that if its a lump sum paid at the end of op tour equivalent to tax paid in that period then it will be taxed!!!!
 
#9
If it is a bonus payment it should be non-taxable. It is the same as the annual city bonuses, they pay a good salary but hold back to ensure a large bonus as it is non-taxable hence ensuring that the empoyees of the City's financial institutions are well looked after.
 
#10
I think it's a bit rich that the sun are claiming some kind of victory here. The worst thing is that its readers are stupid enough to believe it.

The story is a bit one sided as well (big surprise there). It dosen't mention any of the bonus payments (like LSSA).
 
#14
Agent_Smith said:
Figures show that the most senior officers would benefit most from a tax break. Junior soldiers would hardly notice the benefit because their tax bills are low.
Typical :roll:
It stands to reason that those with the highest wages (and tax bill) will recieve the greatest reimbursement if the system were to be based on income tax paid!
 
#16
It's better than a poke in the eye with a shitty stick. Considering that most people didn't really expect anything I would suggest it's a move in the right direction.
 
#17
floppyjocky said:
It's better than a poke in the eye with a shitty stick. Considering that most people didn't really expect anything I would suggest it's a move in the right direction.
Is it? Or is it a knee jerk reaction to something which has been raised in the press. It is hardly likely to be well thought out and as people have said already there will only be one winner and I doubt Gordon Brown will be out of pocket.
 
#18
It stands to reason that if you are paying 40% tax then you will get more cash back than if you are paying basic level tax at 22%. That said the threshold for 40% tax is set low enough to encompass Captains,, SSgts (Low band Lvl 5) or Sgts (high band Lvl 7), I wouldn't say that they are that senior.
 
#19
I seem to remember the same thing happened during the Kosovo buildup when they announced to much waving of smoke and mirrors the LSSA bonus system and look what a crock of Sh**e that turned out to be :evil: