Well done Corporal Dean Byfield for asking that question. To be honest i didn't know that the squaddies were taxed while they were fighting in Afghanistan.
To see what i am on about;
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I find it unbelievable that the squaddies are taxed while fighting for their country.
If i understand it correctly, if i was out of the country for 6 months or more, i wouldn't have to pay tax for those 6 months.
So why are our squaddies paying tax while fighting in Afghanistan?
Gordon's reply 'It is because you have a British employer.'
Great reply Gordon. I'm sure you got the squaddies on your side with that one.
I hope the nation gets very angry and forces the government to change the current system and let the Squaddies off from paying tax while they are fighting in Afghanistan, or at the very least pay a smaller amount of tax while they are over there.
I know i speak for the majority of the country when i say we are so very proud of our guys, and girls, out there.
I hope and pray you are back with your family and friends very soon.
Just found this story, I think it is relevant to the story above.