Category Archives: Form 5

The VSP has clarified the machine gun registration issue

Last week I wrote about a recent Attorney General’s opinion which stated that machine guns could not be registered to trusts in Virginia. At the end of that article, I noted that I was waiting for a callback from both the Virginia … Continue reading

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Currently machine guns cannot be registered to trusts in Virginia

** There is an update to this article ** In December of last year, I received several calls from NFA dealers who had been told by ATF employees that there was a change upcoming regarding the use of trusts to … Continue reading

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Will my beneficiaries have to pay a transfer tax when my NFA trust distributes my assets?

The short answer is “No. At least not currently.”  But that qualifier is an important part of the answer. Currently the ATF allows transfers of NFA items to devisees, heirs, or specified beneficiaries to be tax-free via a Form 5. The … Continue reading

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