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Local Pistol purchase through FFL

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Soy, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Soy

    Soy Seattle New Member

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    I am trying to buy a used Pistol from an individual of course through a FFL being in WA. My question is do I have to pay a sales tax even though the original owner paid WA sales tax? or just FFL fee?
     
  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Both.
     
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  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    In state purchase no tax, yes FFL.

    Intersate transfer then tax and FFL.
     
  4. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Washington State issued a clarification in December that, in essence, says a transfer between two unlicensed (private) parties that reside within the State, does not require the collection of sales tax.
     
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  5. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Oops, I guess I was working off of old law.
     
  6. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    For some reason this update was not very widely distributed. I talked to one FFL holder who shared a copy of the update and yet I have talked to several others who never heard about it and have been collecting tax...
     
  7. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess one good thing came from the background check law, less money for the state :confused:
     
  8. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    BUT you are supposed to send in your "usage tax" to WA's "Dept of Revenue". This is the same principle as you buying a large ticket item in Oregon or Montana (both have no sales tax) and bringing it back to WA.... You're supposed to pay tax and we all know everyone does:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    If the FFL tries to collect it, it's going in their pocket.:mad:
     
  9. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    If you buy a used large ticket item them is no "usage tax" so the same principal on a used gun for private parties in state.
     
  10. JO JO

    JO JO Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I made a private deal a few weeks ago and went through an ffl as per 594,
    no tax just a $20 fee and about 15 min and done out the door not a big
    deal at all. I don't like the law one bit but it is what it is for now
     
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  11. guitarguy

    guitarguy Longview, WA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I just discovered RW Pawn will do person-to-person washington Transfers for $20. No "usage tax".