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Buy in OR, FTF, pay sales tax in WA?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by tob, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. tob

    tob Puyallup, WA New Member

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    If I buy a long gun,FTF, from an FFL dealer in OR, and I pick it up in Or, do I have to pay WA state sales tax?
     
  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nope.
     
  3. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    You are supposed to pay a "Use tax" which is the same as sales tax...but....
     
  4. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    if you are a WA resident you have to pay sales tax. thats why mattress world is no longer around. if the FFL dealer is not charging you for it, they are breaking the law. also you cant buy a firearm in oregon if you are a WA resident.
     
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  6. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Mattress World only got in trouble because DELIVERY to addresses in WA constituted "doing business in WA". But, as I read the law, if a hand gun is purchased out of state it must be shipped to an in-state FFL, who would, by law, collect the use tax. A long gun could be bought out of state, face to face from an FFL, and delivered on the spot.
     
  7. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I did not pay wa sales tax on the shotgun I bought a Post Falls Cabella's.
     
  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    You can't to both, either you have a FTF (private sale) or you buy/transfer at an FFL in person............
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You can buy a long gun out of WA state and bring it back with you, then you're supposed to go to the local Revenue Dept. office and pay the use tax on it.
    If you buy a handgun out of state they have to ship it to an FFL in WA, the WA dealer is supposed to collect the use tax on the VALUE of the gun, including shipping. If the price paid is too low the FFL is supposed to have an evaluation run and you pay the use tax on that amount.
    That is the law, some FFL's aren't yet doing it, if they get caught (like Mike at Brightwater did a few years ago) then they owe the back taxes and possible fines out of their pockets.
     
  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  12. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yep!!! I did that once when I first worked for the WA DOT. Bought a washer and dryer, went to the Revenue dept office and told them what I needed to do. They were dumbfounded and couldn't even find the forms to report it on!! Never bothered with it since.