Many civilians are of the opinion that we are a tax free area for some reason, but why shouldn't we be? Imagine how it would improve life for us all... 1) Pay would immediately rise as no tax would be deducted. 2) The Army would save huge amounts when buying everything from fuel to sausages thus releasing more money to be spent on welfare, accomodation etc. 3) People would be queueing up to join in their thousands in order to live a life where they could have a tax free car, MP3 player etc. Our tax goes to the government who pay us out of..err... taxes which take money to process, thus losing money along the way... Why not keep the money within the Army to start with instead of squandering it in administration as it circulates through several government departments before coming back to us? I'm sure there is a terribly good reason why we pay tax in the Forces, I just can't think of one that stands up to proper scrutiny.