I don't think it is new, but did find this:
Funny, though, I bought a rifle from gun broker, and the FFL who shall now remain nameless, transferred it to me for free, no tax, no nothing, because he does transfers for free to military.
I'll bet what happened is the D.O.R. sent out a reminder to FFLs because of the current (even though long standing) budget crisis. I am not going to ask them, though.