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FFL Fees


Post by absavino » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:44 pm


I understand that the FFL will charge a set fee for handling the transfer but does the FFL in Texas also charge sales tax? It could make a difference in deciding if one should purchase from a vendor such a GunBroker.com. By the time one pays the shipping, the FFL fee, and whatever else(?), it might have been less to purchase one locally.

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Re: FFL Fees


Post by seamusTX » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:52 pm

When you have a firearm shipped to a Texas FFL, the FFL does not collect Texas sales tax.

You have to pay sales tax on the transfer fee. So if the FFL charges $10, you will pay $10.63 to $10.83.

As I understand it, at this time, sellers collect sales tax only if they have a physical business presence in Texas or have reached an agreement with the Comptroller (like Amazon).

I have found better buys on GunBroker and AuctionArms than at gun shows, even including the transfer fees. However, face-to-face between private individuals is usually better.

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Re: FFL Fees


Post by Mike1951 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:16 pm

You do not pay Texas sales tax on the purchase. I have never paid sales tax on a transfer fee, but have seen sales tax mentioned on some listings from Gunbrokers' list of FFL's.

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