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Posted: 3/9/2015 12:36:14 PM EDT
I am new to the NFA game and I am preparing to complete my first Form 1 after completing my trust with 199trust.com. My question is if I have to register the trust with the state and how I can find out the requirements for that? I reside in Missouri.


Link Posted: 3/9/2015 1:00:35 PM EDT
You should ask in your Hometown Forum to be sure, but most states do not require any kind of registration of trusts...
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 12:52:10 AM EDT
Even in the states that registration there is generally little consequence for not registering.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 8:07:28 AM EDT
SilencerCo started offering an EasyTrust not too long ago. I mention that only because their info should be fairly current.

This is on their FAQ page:

States in Which You Must Register the EasyTrust at a Courthouse:
Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota

States in Which Registering the EasyTrust at a Courthouse is Optional:
Florida, Maine, Nebraska

All states not listed above only require the EasyTrust be notarized.

States in Which Notary Requires Witness:
Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, New York, Louisiana
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 3:48:21 PM EDT
I did see that, but when I just looked up the statute for MO, I am seeing this.

http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/stathtml/45600000271.html

Registration of trust.

456.027. 1. The trustee of a trust having its principal place of administration in this state may register the trust...

So it seems that it is optional since MAY does not equal MUST or SHALL.

I am getting more clarification on this, but on the face of the actual statute, it does not constitute a requirement.
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