Can anyone give any advice........ Leaving the Army end July, already started a new job and have been taxed at 40% for the remaining tax year on that i.e. until April 2012. Called them up and explained that whist I am currently earning two salaries my Army one will cease end July 2011 so I will not be earning two salaries for the entire tax year. I am told I will remain taxed at 40% because my whole income for the tax year includes my terminal grant. When I asked if my terminal grant should be included in my annual earning the tax lady said yes. So I called SPVA and they said no, it should not be taken into account for my annual earnings for this tax year. Soooooooo.. I called the tax people back and they said SPVA are wrong but it MAY be (although they could not confirm) that the MOD has special circumstances. Jesus, I thought the tax helpline was the centre of excellence on all tax matters! Soooooooo, I called SPVA back and the lady said, after putting me hold because she didn't know (why is she working there) and told me I should call the tax office as they are giving me incorrect information! Who the f**k is right?