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Posted: 10/22/2004 1:21:34 PM EST
Local dealer tells me he is going to have to charge sales tax on a transfer, I didnt feel like arguing with him but just said "I guess amazon.com and all the other major online vendors must be wrong then" and just left. How can people be so misinformed?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:55:53 PM EST
no one else knows dumb people?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:58:16 PM EST
Maybe he has a plan!
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 3:59:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Strats:
Maybe he has a plan!




yeah to steal my money
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:00:19 PM EST
Your the one who gave him more money then you had to, whos the dumb one now?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:01:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
Your the one who gave him more money then you had to, whos the dumb one now?



I said I just left, I didnt do the transfer because of how dumb he was
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:02:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
Your the one who gave him more money then you had to, whos the dumb one now?



I said I just left, I didnt do the transfer because of how dumb he was



Hmm guess the dumb one is me since I didn't read it correctly
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:02:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
Your the one who gave him more money then you had to, whos the dumb one now? hr


The guy behind the counter.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:07:30 PM EST
Who's more foolish?
The Fool, or the one who follows?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:22:24 PM EST
My buddy's dad owns a gun shop in Washington State. He wasn't charging tax on FFL transfers, got busted by the state IRS for it, and almost lost his business. Apparently in WA you owe tax to the state based on the value of the weapon, just like a sale, so he has to pass that on to his customers.

Stupid as hell, but it's not necessarily the dealer's fault.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 5:36:35 PM EST
A tax on the value of the transferred item, or tax on the $20 or so he charges to perform the service of transferring? The former would depend on individual state law, the latter on how the guy does his own accounting.

Amazon and other online retailers have a different set of hoops to jump through. There is also the practical matter of what the tax code says, vs how it is enforced. You buying a single small item from an online retailer is probably not worth the state's time (yet, wait until the relative newness of e-commerce wears off, the local tax take falls too much, and database software improves), large items might not be. Cars, boats, firearms, etc all have a lot of accompanying paperwork that would make it easier to cross-reference the tax information. Some of the anti-gun groups target any technical errors in complying with law to advance their agenda - I found a few while googling this topic.

This neatly falls under the topic that tax code is hopelessly complex, and those like the Kerrys can afford an army of accountants and lawyers to run rings around the po' folk.

http://www.myflorida.com/dor/consumer/

Here in Colorado, except in Denver which is a special screwup, we dilligently pay the state a use tax on out-of-state purchases except in the instance where merchandise happens to fall into a lake
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 5:42:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 5:42:14 PM EST by repub18]
Tax on the gun and he has no buisness taking tax, if anything it would be up to me to pay the tax if there was one.
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