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    reenlistment bonuses

    Does anyone else besides me thinks it complete crap that if you do reenlist and get a bonus, it is taxed? Unless you are in a combat zone..............28 percent is usually taken out of a service members reenlistment bonus. I think thats bull

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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    Not really. Why should we be exempt from taxes?

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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    We should be exempt from taxes because we are serving our country and allowing everyone else to have freedom. I've already selflessly sacrificed my life for the country and if I ever were to reenlist, I don't want 28 percent of another 4 years of selfless sacrifice going to the government in which I give my life for.
    28 percent of a bonus is a whole heck of a lot of money...........

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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    We should be exempt from bonus taxes. If I don't have to pay taxes at the PX then don't tax my bonus. Deal?
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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    Be lucky you guys have a bonus at all. My bonus went from ~23K in FY08 to a big goose egg for 09 and im due to re-enlist this year. I really dont want to lat move but not having a bonus might force me to.

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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Be lucky you guys have a bonus at all. My bonus went from ~23K in FY08 to a big goose egg for 09 and im due to re-enlist this year. I really dont want to lat move but not having a bonus might force me to.
    Or you could re-enlist for more than money... A lot of Marines have spent their entire career without getting a bonus. As long as its more than the money you are staying in for, then its all fine. Re-enlisting in the Corps because of a bonus makes you a mercinary.

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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    Someone else self-absorbed and nothing is good enough. Bonus, HA, what's that? You should be grateful you are getting anything.

    As far as the no tax at the BX... Sales tax is a state, county, and/or city tax and you are on a federal installation which the state, county, and/or city has no "authority." Just like you can still buy alcohol in the Class 6 on Sundays in places where you can't off base.

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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    oh here we go with the "grateful you are getting anything at all" bullshit lines
    I don't get anything unless I decide to reenlist and shit if I can get out and make 80,000 a year then yeah damn right I better get a bonus. Obviously they want to entice me to stick around and my job is really important.
    I simply gave my opinion about bonus tax, not whether or not I'm lucky enough to get one or not so shut the hell up

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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    Quote Originally Posted by kenny10 View Post
    oh here we go with the "grateful you are getting anything at all" bullshit lines
    I don't get anything unless I decide to reenlist and shit if I can get out and make 80,000 a year then yeah damn right I better get a bonus. Obviously they want to entice me to stick around and my job is really important.
    I simply gave my opinion about bonus tax, not whether or not I'm lucky enough to get one or not so shut the hell up
    Take the high road then; this military does not need anyone with your type of attitude to begin with.... I am sure you will come by $80,000 really easy in the civilian world right now.... If you were so sure of yourself you wouldn't be here making empty threats...

    I really can't stand self-absorbed people.... You gave your opinion and everyone gave you theirs; if you can't handle opinions in opposition to yours maybe you should reconsider posting on here in the future....

    Quote Originally Posted by kenny10 View Post
    hhaahaha no way!
    I was just having a conversation about how I didn't think it was fair that we got or bonuses taxed with my gunny the other day and I thought I would ask everyone else's opinion
    Guess what, life isn't fair...

    Good thing you didn't re-enlist; the military will be a better place without you.

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    Re: reenlistment bonuses

    Quote Originally Posted by kenny10 View Post
    No matter how bad the economy is, I know that I will get 80,000 dollars a year when I get out. Which is why my bonus is 90,000 because my job is critical. The boat spaces are closed but guess what? I can still reenlist if I wanted to because "I'm the best of the best" and can still reenlist into my MOS even though its closed
    I don't know you and I am not picking on you so don't get butt hurt when I call your bull crap flag on this. There is no way "you" can re-enlist into a closed MOS, unless you work for Manpower its self. I have been a recruiter and a CRS, so I can tell you from experiece that this is not true. If your job was so "critical" it wouldn't be closed and they would be offering lat move packages at the highest levels.

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