Category Archives: NFA Trusts

The NFA Branch has a new mailing address for Form 1 and Form 4 submissions

The ATF recently announced that they have a new mailing address for both Form 1 and Form 4 submissions (although if you are still doing paper Form 1 submissions then you should strongly consider taking advantage of the return of … Continue reading

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Selling an NFA Item as Executor of an Estate

The vast majority of my clients own their NFA items in an NFA Trust so that they get the dual benefits of sharing the items while they are alive and probate-avoidance when they pass away.  However, I occasionally get a … Continue reading

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eForms is back for Form 1 Submissions

At the beginning of October, the ATF announced that Form 1’s are once again available for submission via eForms. Initial applicants have astonishingly reported approvals in as little as 15 days!  And while I suspect that number will increase with … Continue reading

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Common mistakes when completing a Form 20

Whenever you need to temporarily or permanently transport a Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), Short-Barreled Shotgun (SBS), Machinegun, or Destructive Device (DD) across state lines, you will need an approved ATF Form 5320.20 (more commonly known as just Form 20) before doing … Continue reading

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Who is my CLEO?

Prior to the implementation of 41F, trust applicants were not subject to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) sign-off that was required of individual applicants. As part of 41F, this requirement was changed from an affirmative ‘sign-off’ to a mere ‘notification’.  … Continue reading

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The complete guide to the new Form 4

You swore that you would not be buying any more NFA items after 41F went into effect. But now they have that great new suppressor down at the gun store and you have been hearing people talk about how the … Continue reading

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The complete guide to the new Form 1

It’s time to submit a new Form 1 but July 13th has come and gone, 41F is fully in effect, and eForms, despite its tendency to crash every 15 minutes, is now nothing more than a cherished but fading memory. … Continue reading

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Reducing your trust’s ‘responsible persons’ after 41F

“What can I do to my trust to reduce the number of people who need to be fingerprinted and photographed?” Now that 41F is actually in effect, I am getting dozens of emails with some version of this question. The good … Continue reading

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Who is a ‘responsible person’ under 41F?

“Just who are these ‘responsible persons’ the ATF keeps talking about?” This is the key question that NFA Trust attorneys have been talking about since the final version of 41F was released earlier this year. After all, we need to … Continue reading

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The industry is moving quickly to minimize the impact of 41F

The only thing more powerful than a giant bureaucracy is the inventiveness of free enterprise. Therefore, it is no surprise that the firearms industry is already hard at work minimizing the impacts of 41F on the use of NFA trusts. … Continue reading

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