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Old October 25, 2011, 11:09 AM   #20
Don H
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Beentown71
What is the ATF's reasoning for the $200 fee?
This specific fee is mandated by an Act of Congress:
Quote:
ยง 5811. Transfer tax

(a) Rate
There shall be levied, collected, and paid on firearms transferred a tax at the rate of $200 for each firearm transferred, except, the transfer tax on any firearm classified as any other weapon under section 5845 (e) shall be at the rate of $5 for each such firearm transferred.

(b) By whom paid
The tax imposed by subsection (a) of this section shall be paid by the transferor.

(c) Payment
The tax imposed by subsection (a) of this section shall be payable by the appropriate stamps prescribed for payment by the Secretary.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/us...1----000-.html
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