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Thread: Massachusetts Firearms Sales Tax
05-07-2012, 11:38 PM #1
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Massachusetts Firearms Sales Tax
I have a quick question, I am going to be purchasing my first firearm to get started with doing range shooting. I am looking at a Sig Sauer P229 .357. I was just curious about sales tax on firearms, does the state's standard 6.25% apply or is it different and/or does it have a federal sales tax added?
05-07-2012, 11:39 PM #2
If you buy it from a store there's the standard 6.25% tax.
05-08-2012, 12:04 AM #3
There is a Federal excise tax (Pittman-Robertson Act) but it is transparent to you because it's already added into the price of the gun by the time you (or even the dealer for that matter) buys it. Then in MA there is the 6.25% sales tax, which you can dodge if you do an inbound transfer, though on most guns the cost of the transfer and shipping is likely to vastly outstrip what you would waste on sales tax.
05-08-2012, 06:11 AM #4
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Pittman Robertson is built into all things shooting and archery. It's supposed to go to outdoorsmans activities and the like. This POS state circumvents that somewhat I'm sure.
Remember if u do do an inbound transfer your funds are at least supporting a ma dealer so even though it may be more $ I look at it as better than giving any tax money to Deval and his waste of space govt
Last edited by Mark from MA; 05-08-2012 at 06:13 AM.
05-08-2012, 06:40 AM #5
Aren't you supposed to track private purchases and out of state purchases (like booze, butts and Columbian protitutes) and pay the sales tax annually on your state tax return?
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05-08-2012, 09:52 AM #7
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