Canada's maximum lump sum payment for soldiers injured during a tour of duty is roughly 200, 000 less than the British benefits. The excuse for this is that taxes are being taken out. Is that fair? Should injury benefits be tax exempt?
I think all income where a person takes up a job to defend their country should be untaxed. Why should one go to 'work' aboard, knowing there are no guaranteed one will come back injured or worse alive? I think it takes a brave man or woman to join an army, leave their loves ones behind to defend their country. The tax free policy to apply until they retired. People in dangerous jobs eg: miners, riggers, working with heights get paid 'danger money" for turning up to work everyday.
You guys have soldiers? That go places? (sorry, not the point). Well I guess technically all 'income' is taxable. But in this case it does seem a little stupid. The government is just paying itself over wounded soldiers.
You're joking, right? Please tell me you're joking.... :/
Lol. Of course :)