Join Date: Sep 2002
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I think Dragonfly aked a question about the soldriers breaking even with the nondeployed since they are recieving extra pay.
The answer most are, some are not. Depending on where you are stationed while you are nontaxed you may not be recieving that much in extra pay to began with(for bosnia it was about an extra$320 a month. They were taxing us about $210 in federal befor ethat. Taht's $110 left even BUT your pay does go up so does the taxes. You still have to pay FIca, medicare and all that. I noticed that the amount they took all went up after he recieved his "extra pay". It varied from $10 to $50. So by my calculations(and I did calculate) we broke exactly even from before he went. Teh extra money cancelled it self out with the additional taxes tehy took.Hope that made sense
This time around everyone kept commenting on how we woudl be doing so good with ALL he extra money he will get from being over there. Well you be the judge before he left the pay was about $1450 every two weeks after taxes. Now it's about $1750(after taxes every two weeks)may seem petty but I think they could at least keep the credit. I know families who really need that money and their checks aren't that great even with the "extra" pay.
I think I'm ranting and getting off topic, sorry it's late and I'm worried as usual.