ATF Form 4 / BATF Form 4 / NFA Form 4
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) Form 4 is the primary document required to take ownership of a National Firearms Act (NFA) Class III weapon. Via ATF Form 4, an individual can take ownership of such a weapon. This form requires a Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) sign off. It also requires a fingerprint card and a photograph of the owner. A $200 tax has to be paid per firearm. Click here for BATF Form 4. A NFA Gun Trust can help you legally circumvent the BATF Form 4 / NFA Form 4 red tape. Call Georgia gun lawyer Patrick Ferris today at (912) 384-1099 about setting up your NFA firearm trust.
Form 4 Transfer
BATF Form 4 is also utilized to transfer ownership from one entity to another. This is commonly known as a Form 4 transfer. In order to transfer ownership of a NFA Class III weapon, an ATF Form 4 transfer must be executed via BATF Form 4. Along with the transfer, all of the aforementioned documentation needs to be completed. In addition, the $200 tax must be paid again. This holds true even if you are transferring ownership to a family member. Call Georgia gun lawyer Patrick Ferris today at (912) 384-1099 about setting up your NFA firearm trust.
ATF Form 1 / BATF Form 1
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) Form 1 is the primary document required to manufacture a National Firearms Act (NFA) Class III weapon. Upon manufacture of a NFA Class III weapon, BATF Form 1 needs to be completed. In addition, the aforementioned CLEO sign off, fingerprinting, photograph provision, and $200 tax payment is required. Click here for BATF Form 1.
The Chief Law Enforcement Office (CLEO) sign-off is required by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in order to ensure that you do not cause any trouble locally. If you are a known criminal in your area, your local CLEO will not likely sign your paperwork facilitating the transfer of a NFA Class III weapon to your possession. This is a positive function of the CLEO sign-off. However, some local CLEOs have a policy to not facilitate these Form 4 transfers regardless of your role in the community. This is a negative of the CLEO sign-off in Form 4 transfers. A NFA gun trust can help you circumvent the CLEO sign-off.