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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/18/2005 9:56:15 AM EDT
Here's a question for FFL holders.

If someone orders a weapon through AuctionArms or GunBroker, etc and has it shipped to a local FFL holder who advertises and solicits FFL transfer business, does the FFL holder charge sales tax on out of state purchases or are they just trying to jack the buyer for the sales tax amount and not forwarding the taxes collected to the state?

No flame, just an honest question.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:02:41 AM EDT
They do it in the RPK.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 11:11:05 AM EDT
Anyone else?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 11:12:35 AM EDT
Usually they only charge the fee and possibly tax on their fee.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 11:14:13 AM EDT
My experience in Texas is only the fee is charged..

10 bucks..fair price.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 11:16:28 AM EDT
They are supposed to...I don't know how serious the IRS/state revenue services take it, but they are supposed to collect sales tax (the FFL).



Link Posted: 9/18/2005 11:17:29 AM EDT
my experience in california is no tax charged. ive done about 5 transfers from 2 diff. dealers and havnt been charged tax on the gun or the reg. fee's
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 11:24:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 97guns:
my experience in california is no tax charged. ive done about 5 transfers from 2 diff. dealers and havnt been charged tax on the gun or the reg. fee's



You are lucky then. All the places I have asked (So SD), they said they charge the service fees and sales tax on the value of the pistol.

I'll just wait 'til I'm out of the state. Too much of a hastle to deal with.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 11:32:19 AM EDT


They FFL should be responsible for his fee and applicable tax on the fee.

In TN, the state requires you to pay a "use" tax that is equivalent to the state sales tax.

The mechanism to enforce this use tax varies. On cars and boats, it is easy for the state since they discover the sale when you register it and apply for tags.

Your state may look to FFL's to help collect "lost"sales tax.

In TN, very few people will go the the .tngov site and pay the sales tax (almost 10%) on the computer they just bought on ebay.

I'll bet your FFL collects the tax and sends it in because he thinks he has to, not that he is trying to cheat you.

But, as always, YMMV.


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