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Does your NFA Gun Trust have annual reporting fees or filing fees?

No there are no annual reporting fees associated with your NFA Gun Trust.  There aren't any filing fees to create and establish your NFA Gun Trust...

ATF eForm 1 Attempting to Release Form 1 Pending Research Error

The ATF may encounter an issue releasing your ATF eForm 1 application from the pending research status.  This can happen and the ATF examiner will ...

What is defined as a business day for eForm 1 fingerprint cards?

A business day means all calendar days except Saturdays, Sundays and the legal public holidays specified in 5 U.S.C. 6103(a), such as New Year's Day, the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Can you pay for the ATF eForm 1 tax stamp with a credit card that is different than the applicants name?

Would the payment method having a different name than the applicant be a potential issue for ATF eForm 1 applications?  According to the ATF, this...

Do you need to sign the ATF eForm 1 ATF copy or CLEO copy since it is digitally signed?

When applying for a ATF Form 1 tax stamp using the ATF's eForm website, the ATF will send you a copy of your ATF eForm 1 that indicates that you h...

How to Assign and Transfer a ATF Form 1 Silencer to your Gun Trust

Your tax stamp will say FMI (Form 1 Registration), but is that what you should indicate on your assignment sheet or schedule?  No, the correct manufacturer of the silencer is your gun trust.  That is what you will use as the manufacturer for your assignment sheet or schedule.

How to Upload your Gun Trust to your Silencer Shop Account Guide

When ordering from Silencer Shop, you have the ability to upload your own gun trust if you don't want to use their Single Shot Gun Trust that is li...

What to Do If Your Manufacturer is Unknown on Your eForm 1 Application

If your manufacturer is an "Unknown Manufacturer" on your ATF eForm 1 application, when you click the verify manufacturer box, you will be prompted...

Do you Need to Notify the ATF if you Destroy an NFA Firearm?

There is no requirement to notify the NFA of an NFA Firearm that you have destroyed.  The ATF does however advise that you do for the records.  If...

ATF eForm 1 Gun Trust Upload Issues on Electronic Documents Page

You will need to upload a copy of your gun trust to the ATF's eForm website when applying for a tax stamp using the ATF eForm 1 website.  On Page 6...

Do you Need to Engrave the Control Number for a ATF Form 1 Tax Stamp Application?

No, you don't.  You will only need to engrave the information that is located in box 3b.  This will be the individuals name, gun trusts name, corporations name or other legal entities name, followed by the city and state from box 3b.  

When Do You Mail the CLEO Copies of Your Paperwork to Your CLEO?

When you apply for a tax stamp using either the ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4 or ATF Form 5, you are required to notify the CLEO (Chief Law Enforcement O...