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Old November 27, 2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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FFL's and state sales tax

Some local FFL's simply charge a flat fee to do a firearm transfer. Others charge a fee, and also charge state sales tax.

I'm told by some that as long as the firearm does not show up on the business inventory, no business sale has occurred, and therefore no sales tax is due on a transfer.

I'm told by others that the state revenue department could intrerpret an entry in an FFL's bound book as a sale, and therefore expect that sales tax is due on the transfer.

I guess it might depend on the state. I'm kinda suspecting that the dealers around here that do charge sales tax are just padding their fees, and are not in fact paying this money to the state revenue department.

What do ya think?
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