Category Archives: Form 4

Trust names must be exact when completing ATF forms

A flustered client called me earlier today from the parking lot of his local gun dealer / range with a rather startling question. He wanted to know whether it was acceptable to change the name of his trust on a … Continue reading

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We have an eForms update

For some time now the ATF has been hinting that they would have an important update concerning eForms 3 and 4 at the 2015 Shot Show. Many optimists had hoped that the ATF might be ready to announce that these … Continue reading

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What should you do if you get an approved eForm with a DRAFT watermark?

Today one of my clients received an email with an approved eForm 1 attached. He immediately forwarded it to me so that I could update the schedule of assets in his NFA trust. The problem?  His eForm 1, which was approved, … Continue reading

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May I consign my NFA items to an FFL/SOT?

One of the more common questions I am asked is whether the owner of an NFA item may consign it to an FFL/SOT to facilitate a sale. The answer, like so many where the NFA is concerned, is both “Yes” and “no.” … Continue reading

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We have another eForms update

Today the ATF announced that more forms are being returned to eForms over the next month. But … before you ask … Forms 3 and 4 are NOT included in the list. Perhaps most useful to NFA owners, Form 5 is … Continue reading

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At what age may I make or acquire NFA items?

This is a question that seems to arise at least once a week as I am speaking with clients and I think it would be beneficial to do a complete breakdown of the topic. For purposes of our analysis we … Continue reading

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ATF is promising to return eForms to service in “the short term”

Today the ATF sent out a letter detailing their plans for eForms.  The good news is that they plan for eForms to return to service very quickly. They took the time to explain why the existing eForms system became overwhelmed.  … Continue reading

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The end of eForms?

For NFA collectors and dealers the ATF’s eForms system has been both a stunning success and a frustrating challenge. The simplified application process and greatly reduced processing times undeniably made eForms the preferred method for submitting your NFA applications.  However, … Continue reading

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What do I need to do when my tax stamp arrives?

For an NFA collector it is truly a special day when an approved Form 4 and the accompanying tax stamp finally arrive.  After all, you have waited long months for this day and suddenly it is here. But don’t be … Continue reading

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Do I need to submit a 5330.20 if I am using eForms?

For those of you who are not familiar with ATF Form 5330.20, it is also known as a Certification of Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B). For those who are still lost, it is a form on which an NFA applicant … Continue reading

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