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Buying off Gunbroker, shipping to Seattle, is there sales tax?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by davidnssbm, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. davidnssbm

    davidnssbm Seattle Member

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    Forgive my ignorance but is there sales tax at your FFL if you bought it online at gun broker from a different state?

    I'm trying to calculate a final cost and if so, it's basically three extra charges compared to face to face: shipping, FFL transfer, sales tax.

    So is there tax? Thanks!
     
  2. fungunnin

    fungunnin Seattle New Member

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    Yes the FFL will collect sales tax.
     
  3. davidnssbm

    davidnssbm Seattle Member

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    thanks for the prompt reply. 9.5%?
     
  4. djwalley

    djwalley Vancouver, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Whatever the local tax rate might be -- for you lucky folks in Seattle 9.5 seems to be the current rate..
     
  5. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    the only time you won't pay sales tax is if it's and IN STATE TRANSFER seller to buyer but you my Incur a transfer fee from the FFL
     
  6. davidnssbm

    davidnssbm Seattle Member

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    got it. thanks everyone.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The LGS is supposed to collect sales tax on the price of the gun and the price of the transfer.
     
  8. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    you don't pay sales tax on shipping so if he tries that one on ya ask him to show you
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but paying for shipping is part of the transaction and the store is supposed to charge tax on it also.
    It is something that is being paid for,just like you are to pay taxes on your garage sale sales,a use tax? It's commerce and gets taxed.
    Just telling you what a store owner....that didn't charge on either.... told me. Oh , and 2 other owners that did charge on both
    YMMV
     
  10. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    In California they collect sales tax... They might even try to collect it on YOU this time arguing that the plane with the gun flew over California on the way to you...
     
  11. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    Well I am a store owner but clearly you know more about it than I do (it's not and excise tax)
    I give what info I have I'm done I play fair and expect the same I am never disappointed
     
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  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I retract my statement. I was thinking of the transfer not the shipping.
    I apologize

    But I am brilliant (don't believe it,just ask me:D) and probably know no more than lots,lol:rolleyes:
     
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  13. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    The BLOOD SUCKING POLITICIANS in WA have made it so darn near everything you buy from a business gets taxed.
    Guns that get shipped to an FFL will be taxed which is why when building or buying an AR I have the upper and any components that don't require an FFL shipped to my home. Complete Lowers have to go through an FFL:(
     
  14. Truenorth

    Truenorth Pacific Northwet Active Member

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    The WA sales tax on out of state firearms has been in place for a long time, it's only the past year or so they started enforcing it.
    Between the sales tax, ship cost and FFL transfer fee buying guns online for a decent price is damn tough.
     
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  15. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    Well, you could be like us and buy a used MH out of state and pay over $23,000 in use tax on it. Really hated to write that check out!

    Can't really feel sorry if people have to pay a few $$ extra in use/sales tax!

    Deen
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  16. gscott

    gscott Wash New Member

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    Shipping is a service that IS taxed normally, I don't know why it wouldn't be taxed for gun shipping.
     
  17. Belial

    Belial Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    http://dor.wa.gov/docs/pubs/specialnotices/2014/sn_14_firearms.pdf

    If it comes to your FFL from a private party no tax by what I read....
     
  18. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    if it comes from out of washington state you will pay some sort of tax in state no tax
     
  19. Belial

    Belial Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Where are you getting this from? I quoted DOR and state lines have nothing to do with taxes as I read it.
     
  20. Belial

    Belial Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Crickets...