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Question about Oregon/Washington sales tax on a carbine

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Fordcragar, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    I'm a resident of Washington and have been thinking about buying a used carbine, either in Washington or Oregon. At least I think that I will be able to buy one in Oregon, if I'm not a resident, let me know if this isn't true.

    Anyway, buying a used carbine from a private party, during the transfer is a sales tax collected in the State of Washington at the FFL? I would imagine if you were to buy it from a LGS they would charge you the tax. Then if I were to buy a carbine from a private party in Oregon, can it be transferred to me in Oregon at a FFL, if I am not a resident?
     
  2. The Nothing

    The Nothing PDX Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    No sales tax in Oregon (except pot)
    And, yes you could buy here
     
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  3. drstrangelove

    drstrangelove Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    As long as the private seller gives a copy of their drivers license to the WA FFL, no sales tax is collected because there was never a transfer of ownership to the FFL's books; it was directly transferred to you, and the DL proves to the state the source of the gun, and it's tax exempt status.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The only FFL transfer you'd need on an out of state purchase to an FFL in your home state is a purchase is on handguns.
     
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  5. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    I knew that hand guns would be a different procedure, where I couldn't buy one out of state unless it transferred to a FFL in my state. Then I would be on the hook for sales tax too.
     
  6. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Yes you would, did that a number of moths ago.

    Brutus Out
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    By no means are we suggesting ways to avoid paying legally due taxes!






















    I know.... some things you just can't keep a straight face while you're saying it. :s0140:
     
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  8. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    I would never try to avoid paying taxes. I also know what you mean about the straight face thingy too. :s0140:
     
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  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Is your gas and time worth the drive?

    Unless your buying $2k+ guns then your probably better off at the Cabelas in Lacy.
     
  10. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    It depends if you were to find something elsewhere it might be. We have friends in Oregon and sometimes will make the trip and include other things. We were there last week on business and did some shopping too.
     
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  11. TCOV

    TCOV OLYMPIC PENINSULA Active Member

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    There is no tax on a firearm purchased from a private party of any state by a Washington resident. The handgun must be transferred by a ffl in Washington but no tax is due.