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WA Sales Tax Question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by surfacefire, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. surfacefire

    surfacefire Seattle New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I just won a Norinco Type 56s from Gunbroker. :) I'm about to start the FFL transfer and was wondering if anyone has experience with doing an out of state transfer regarding sales tax on used guns.

    As a Washington resident do we still have to pay sales tax? I just moved up here and this is my first purchase from an FFL.

    If we do have to pay sales tax how do I verify the amount of the sale if it's a private seller?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    It is actually called a use tax here. It is a tax based upon the total cost, purchase price plus shipping. The dealer will calculate it at the time of payment.
     
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If the FFL does it legally they will have to determine the value of the gun and charge USE tax on it, not sales tax. WA residents owe use tax on almost everything they buy, trade for, barter, or inherit whether new or used. There are some exemptions, guns aren't one of them.

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  4. surfacefire

    surfacefire Seattle New Member

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    Thanks for answering my question. I meant to say verify not variety up above. (I've been staring at the computer screen too long today!)

    Would my FFL verify the amount or his FFL? I assume mine, but just checking.

    Thanks!
     
  5. donMiguel

    donMiguel SouthKingWA Active Member

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    The in-state FFL would determine the use tax due, and collect that amount in addition to any fees for handling the transaction. The use tax is based on the purchase price, including shipping and handling and the FFL fee.
    If the question is, how will the in-state FFL know the purchase price, I assume it will come on the Bill of Sale accompanying the transfer.
     
  6. surfacefire

    surfacefire Seattle New Member

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    I'll make sure to get a bill of sale.

    Thanks again for everyone's help.
     
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    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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    surfacefire Seattle New Member

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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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