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The tax affairs of Armed Forces Personnel are not always straightforward as there are a variety of awards and allowances available which are paid in addition to basic salary. Some of these payments are taxable and others are not. The Armed Forces Pension also has taxable and non-taxable elements.

In addition, as referred to in our article last time, there is a full exemption from inheritance tax for military personnel who die either on active service or later as a direct result of their injuries. This relief is not well-known and often overlooked. We can advise both clients and probate specialists of the availability of this relief and how to claim it.

Below is a link to a guide to taxes for the Armed Forces produced by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group and specifically covers the special taxation regime for Armed Forces personnel. The guide can be found online at: www.litrg.org.uk

Autumn 2016 (PDF)

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