TTB Form 5300.26 "Federal Firearms and Ammunition Quarterly Excise Tax Return"

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OMB No. 1513-0094
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU
FEDERAL FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION QUARTERLY EXCISE TAX RETURN
(Please read the instructions before completing this form)
(Send us the original – keep a copy for your records)
PART I - GENERAL
1. Business name and location
3. Employer Identification Number (EIN)
4. Daytime telephone number
(number, street, city, state, and zip code)
5. Form of payment
6.
Type of return
(if any)
(Check all that apply )
Check
Other (Specify)
Quarterly
Annual
One-time/Occasional
EFT
Final
Amended
Money Order
Note: Make your check or money order payable to the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade
Bureau, and write your Employer Identification Number (EIN) on your check or money order.
If you send a check, see the paper check conversion notice on page 2.
Address changed since last return was filed
2. E-mail address
7. Tax period
(Enter the year and select only one quarterly period)
Year
July 1 - September 30
January 1 - March 31
October 1 - December 31
April 1 - June 30
PART II – CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SALES OR USES DURING THIS TAX
PERIOD
(Please refer to the appropriate instructions before completing Items 8 – 22)
Taxable Articles
Other Firearms
Handguns
Ammunition
(Rifles, Shotguns,
Taxes Calculated for This Tax Period
(Pistols and Revolvers)
(Shells and Cartridges)
Machine Guns, etc.)
(a)
(b)
(c)
8. The sales price of all articles sold and/or put to a business use $
$
$
9. The sales price of all articles sold tax-exempt
10. The sales price of all articles sold tax-free
TTB Tax-free Registration Number:
11. Taxable sales and uses
(Item 8 minus Item 9 and Item 10)
12. Eligible adjustments - included excise tax
Eligible adjustments - non-taxable articles
13.
14. Eligible adjustments - other
Adjusted taxable sales and uses (Item 11 minus Items 12, 13 and 14)
15.
Tax Rate
10%
11%
11%
16. Total tax
$
$
$
(Multiply Item 15 by the Tax Rate above)
PART III – CALCULATION OF TAX LIABILITY FOR THIS TAX PERIOD
(Before making entries on Items 18 - 22, complete Schedules A and B on page 2 of this form)
17. Total of Items 16(a) + 16(b) + 16(c)
$
(Prior quarters adjustments)
18. Increasing adjustments from Item 27, Schedule A
19. Gross tax
(Item 17 plus Item 18)
(Cannot exceed Item 19) (Prior quarters adjustments)
20. Decreasing adjustments from Item 34, Schedule B
21. Net tax due with this return
(Item 19 minus Item 20 . Cannot be less than zero)
$
22. Amount paid with this return
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OMB No. 1513-0094
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU
FEDERAL FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION QUARTERLY EXCISE TAX RETURN
(Please read the instructions before completing this form)
(Send us the original – keep a copy for your records)
PART I - GENERAL
1. Business name and location
3. Employer Identification Number (EIN)
4. Daytime telephone number
(number, street, city, state, and zip code)
5. Form of payment
6.
Type of return
(if any)
(Check all that apply )
Check
Other (Specify)
Quarterly
Annual
One-time/Occasional
EFT
Final
Amended
Money Order
Note: Make your check or money order payable to the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade
Bureau, and write your Employer Identification Number (EIN) on your check or money order.
If you send a check, see the paper check conversion notice on page 2.
Address changed since last return was filed
2. E-mail address
7. Tax period
(Enter the year and select only one quarterly period)
Year
July 1 - September 30
January 1 - March 31
October 1 - December 31
April 1 - June 30
PART II – CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SALES OR USES DURING THIS TAX
PERIOD
(Please refer to the appropriate instructions before completing Items 8 – 22)
Taxable Articles
Other Firearms
Handguns
Ammunition
(Rifles, Shotguns,
Taxes Calculated for This Tax Period
(Pistols and Revolvers)
(Shells and Cartridges)
Machine Guns, etc.)
(a)
(b)
(c)
8. The sales price of all articles sold and/or put to a business use $
$
$
9. The sales price of all articles sold tax-exempt
10. The sales price of all articles sold tax-free
TTB Tax-free Registration Number:
11. Taxable sales and uses
(Item 8 minus Item 9 and Item 10)
12. Eligible adjustments - included excise tax
Eligible adjustments - non-taxable articles
13.
14. Eligible adjustments - other
Adjusted taxable sales and uses (Item 11 minus Items 12, 13 and 14)
15.
Tax Rate
10%
11%
11%
16. Total tax
$
$
$
(Multiply Item 15 by the Tax Rate above)
PART III – CALCULATION OF TAX LIABILITY FOR THIS TAX PERIOD
(Before making entries on Items 18 - 22, complete Schedules A and B on page 2 of this form)
17. Total of Items 16(a) + 16(b) + 16(c)
$
(Prior quarters adjustments)
18. Increasing adjustments from Item 27, Schedule A
19. Gross tax
(Item 17 plus Item 18)
(Cannot exceed Item 19) (Prior quarters adjustments)
20. Decreasing adjustments from Item 34, Schedule B
21. Net tax due with this return
(Item 19 minus Item 20 . Cannot be less than zero)
$
22. Amount paid with this return
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SCHEDULE A — INCREASING ADJUSTMENTS (See instructions)
Amount of Adjustments
Tax
Interest
Penalty
Explanation of Increasing Adjustments
(b)
(c)
(d)
(a)
23.
$
$
$
24.
25.
26. Totals of Columns (b), (c), and (d)
$
$
$
$
27. Total of Item 26, Columns (b), (c), and (d)
SCHEDULE B — DECREASING ADJUSTMENTS (See instructions)
Amount of Adjustments
Explanation: Select an allowable adjustment from the drop-down
(Provide details on row below.)
Tax
Interest
(a)
(b)
(c)
28.
$
$
29.
30.
31.
Conditions to Allowance: In Compliance with 26 U.S.C. 6416(a)(1), I/We certify
Yes
32.
that I/we sold the article(s) at a tax-excluded price, repaid the amount of tax to
the buyer, or have obtained written consent from the buyer to make this/these
No
claim(s)/adjustment(s). (See Instructions)
33. Totals of Columns (b) and (c)
$
$
34. Total of Item 33, Columns (b) and (c)
$
CERTIFICATION
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have reported all transactions and tax liabilities required by law and regulations. I have examined this
return (including any attached explanations, statements, schedules, and forms) and to the best of my know ledge and belief it is true, complete,
and correct. If I took adjustment(s) in Schedule B, I have met all requirements of Title 26, United States Code and the applicable Federal
regulations, Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 53.
35. Date
36. Signature
37. Print Name and Title
(Original Signature Only)
PAPER CHECK CONVERSION NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS MAKING PAYMENT BY CHECK
If you send us a check, it will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). This means we will copy your check and use the account
information on it to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check. The debit from your account will usually occur within 24
hours, and will be shown on your regular account statement. You will not receive your original check back. We will destroy your original
check, but we will keep the copy of it. If the EFT cannot be processed for technical reasons, you authorize us to process the copy in place of
your original check. If the EFT cannot be completed because of insufficient funds, we may try to make the transfer up to 2 times.
PRIVACY ACT
A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3) stating our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check,
and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available at http://www.ttb.gov/pdf/notice-of-
system-records.pdf, or call toll free at (877) 882-3277 to obtain a copy by mail. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision
not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
(Please detach these instructions before mailing return)
A. Why must you file this form? You must file to report Federal Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) required by 26 U.S.C. 4181.
B. Who must file this form? If you are the manufacturer, producer, or importer of pistols, revolvers, other firearms, or shells and cartridges (articles), you
are required to file a return in any calendar quarter that you owe tax, or file an annual return when required by 27 CFR 53.151(a)(2) (see Instruction D).
C. How does a taxpayer determine the amount of tax owed?
You owe tax based on the sales price of the articles you sell or put to a business use.
D. How often and when is the tax return due?
If you file: Your tax return period is: Your tax return is due by*:
Comments:
January 1 to March 31
April 30th
You must file a return for any calendar quarter that you owe tax.
April 1 to June 30
July 31st
Quarterly
July 1 to September 30
October 31st
You are not required to file a return in any quarter that you do not owe tax.
October 1 to December 31 January 31st
If you do not owe tax for an entire calendar year, you must file an annual return if you
Annually
January 1 to December 31 January 31st of the following year
are a manufacturer, producer, or importer of taxable articles who has filed a return in
the past but has not filed a final return under 27 CFR 53.152.
*
If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, your return and payment is due on the next succeeding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or
legal holiday.
E.
How and where are returns filed? Prepare this form in duplicate. Keep one copy for your records and mail the original to:
TTB
Excise Tax
P.O. Box 979055
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000
• Make your check or money order payable to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Write your Employer Identification Number (EIN) on
all checks or money orders.
If your payment is made by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), your return must be mailed to the above address by the due date.
You can file your excise tax returns and payments through the Pay.gov system using electronic forms as described in 27 CFR, Part 73, Electronic
Signatures; Electronic Submission of Forms. Obtain a User ID and password by completing TTB F 5000.31 Pay.gov User Agreement at
http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f500031.pdf. Visit the TTB Pay.gov website at http://www.ttb.gov/epayment/epmayment.shtml for further information.
F.
When are returns timely?
• Your return is timely if it is mailed by the due date.
• We use the official postmark of the U.S. Postal Service on the envelope or your receipt of certified mail as proof of timeliness.
G.
Who must sign the return?
If you are filing this return as a(n):
Then the following person may sign your return:
You
Individual
Sole proprietorship
You
Partnership, LLC, etc.
A responsible and authorized member or officer having knowledge of your affairs
Corporation
The President, Vice-President, or other principal officer having knowledge of your affairs
Trust or estate
Fiduciary
Any of the above
Agent with an acceptable power of attorney on file with TTB's National Revenue Center
H.
How does a taxpayer reflect overpayment or underpayment of taxes on the tax return?
• If you overpaid taxes in a prior period, you may claim the overpayment as a credit in Schedule B, Decreasing Adjustments, or you can file TTB
F 5620.8, Claim, for a refund within the applicable statute of limitations. You may alternatively file an amended return by selecting the Amended
check box in Item 6 and completing the return in its entirety.
• If you underpaid your taxes in a prior period, you may pay the underpayment through an entry in Schedule A, Increasing Adjustments. You may
alternatively file an amended return by selecting the Amended check box in Item 6 and completing the return in its entirety.
• The law allows the payment of interest on underpayments and on some overpayments of tax. We compute your interest at the rate found in
26 U.S.C. 6621.
I.
How long must a taxpayer keep FAET records? You must keep records to support all entries made on this return for at least 3 years from the date
you filed this tax return.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS (Continued)
J.
When must a taxpayer file a final return or a one-time or occasional return?
You must file a final return when you permanently cease FAET operations. Check the appropriate box in Item 6 and attach a statement containing
the following information:
1. Person (name) who kept the records.
2. Location (address) of the records.
3. Whether the business was transferred to another person.
4. To whom (name and address) the business was transferred.
You must file a one-time or occasional return if you owe tax but are not engaged in the FAET business. Check the appropriate box in Item 6 and
attach your payment.
K. Where does a taxpayer go for additional Information? If you have any questions about filing returns, you may contact:
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
National Revenue Center (NRC)
550 Main Street, Suite 8002
Cincinnati, OH 45202-5215
Telephone No.: 877-882-3277
National Revenue Center Contact Form: https://www.ttb.gov/webforms/contact_nrc.shtml
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
Part I – GENERAL
Item 3. Employer Identification Number (EIN)
• You are required to have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) if you are engaged in a business that requires you to regularly file FAET returns.
• You may use your Social Security Number (SSN) ONLY if you file an occasional or one-time return.
• You may obtain an EIN from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) using Form SS-4. You may obtain a Form SS-4 from the IRS website www.irs.gov
or by contacting any IRS office.
Item 5. Form of payment
If you pay tax by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), contact the NRC for specific information.
Item 6. Type of return
Select Quarterly when filing for a quarterly period. Select Annual if you filed a return in the past, but do not owe tax for an entire calendar year. Select
One- Time/Occasional and Final using General Instruction J above. Select Amended when reporting changes to a previously filed tax return.
(For an amended return, complete all items on return, not just the amended items).
Item 7. Tax period
Enter the year of the tax return period and select one quarter. If you are filing an annual return enter the year only. See General Instruction D.
Part II – CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SALES OR USES DURING THIS TAX PERIOD
General
Enter in Part II only sales and uses occurring during the tax period specified in Item 7.
Taxable Articles, Other Firearms Column (b)
Enter the sales price of any portable weapons such as rifles, carbines, machine guns, shotguns, or fowling pieces, from which a shot, bullet, or
other projectile may be discharged by an explosive.
Item 8. The sales price of all articles sold and/or put to a business use.
• Include FAET if it is included in the sales price.
• Enter the dollar amount of your total sales of taxable articles, including tax-exempt or tax-free sales during the tax period stated in Item 7.
• Do not include articles if you are not the manufacturer, producer, or importer for purposes of this tax.
• Except for leases and certain installment sales, you must include all sales regardless of whether your customers paid you.
• The sales price is usually stated on the customer’s invoices. You should also include the dollar value of things other than money given as
consideration for the article. This includes services, personal property, and articles traded in.
• Do not include the sales price of a non-taxable article unless you sold it as a unit with the taxable article.
When a taxable article is sold as a unit with a non-taxable article (for example, a pistol and holster) or with extra parts or accessories, you should enter
the sales price of the unit. If a taxable sale, you must adjust the unit's sales price in Item 13 to exclude the non-taxable article, part, or accessory.
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SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS (Continued)
You must pay the tax on your business use of taxable articles that you manufactured or imported. If you regularly sell the articles, you must compute
the tax based on the lowest established wholesale price.
Include the sum of the prices for articles used. Uses include: loans of articles for display, demonstration or familiarization, or further manufacture of an
article not subject to any FAET. (Please refer to 27 CFR 53.111‐115 for more information.)
Item 9. The sales price of all articles sold tax-exempt
Enter the sales price of all articles included in Item 8 that you sold tax-exempt . Please refer to the chart in the following instruction for more
information on tax-free and tax-exempt sales.
Item 10. The sales price of all articles sold tax-free & TTB Tax-free Registration Number
Enter the sales price of all articles included in Item 8 that you sold tax-free, and enter your Tax-Free Registration Number in the space provided. Please
refer to the following chart for more information on tax-free and tax-exempt sales.
Tax-Free Sales
Tax-Exempt Sales
• If you are selling articles tax-exempt, an
• If you are selling articles tax-free, you and your customer may need an approved TTB F 5300.28,
approved TTB F 5300.28, Application for
Application for Registration for Tax-Free Transactions Under 26 U.S.C. 4221.
Registration for Tax-Free Transactions Under
• This registration number must be listed in Item 10.
26 U.S.C. 4221, is not required.
• Please refer to 27 CFR 53.62 for tax
• Please refer to 27 CFR 53.131 for tax-free sales and 27 CFR 53.140 for registration requirements.
exemptions.
• Do not include the sales of articles sold tax paid to customers who later resell or use the articles for tax-free purposes; however, you may take a
credit in Schedule B or file TTB F 5620.8, Claim, for a refund once the article(s) are in the intended tax-free situation and before any other use.
• Your failure to follow requirements or to be properly registered may result in additional taxes, penalties, and interest.
Items 12, 13 and 14. Eligible Adjustments – General Information
• Eligible adjustments are allowed for certain items only when included in the sales price to your customer. (See chart below)
• Price readjustments in the same tax period in which the sale occurs may be taken in Item 14, or used in determining the sales price in Item 8. Refer to
27 CFR 53.174 for a list of price readjustments.
• For each category of eligible adjustments, you must enter the “net” amount of all such adjustments to the sales prices of taxable sales and uses
for the return period.
• Do not use these items to subtract the sales price (including FAET) that you paid to another manufacturer or importer. If you further manufacture
articles on which FAET was paid by another person, you may take a credit in Schedule B or file TTB F 5620.8, Claim, for a refund.
Eligible Adjustments
Exclusions
Inclusions
Constructive Sales Price (CSP)
You may have to increase the sales price of a
You may exclude or deduct the
Certain types of sales require the use of a “constructive
following items from the sales price of
taxable article from the amount shown on
sales price” (CSP). Pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 4216(b)(1),
a taxable article when included in the
your invoice. If not already included in the
TTB must construct a sale price on which to compute
sales price of the article and not as a
sales price listed in Item 8, you must list the
FAET under certain conditions. Section 4216(b)(1)
separate charge.
following:
requires a CSP to be established where a taxable article
is:
• Any charge which is required by the
• Included excise tax.
1.
Sold at retail;
manufacturer, producer, or importer to
be paid as a condition of the sale -
2.
Sold while on consignment; or,
• Any charges for transportation,
which is not an expense falling within
delivery, insurance, installation,
3.
Sold otherwise than through an arm’s-length
one of the allowable exclusions.
and other expenses actually
transaction at less than fair market price.
incurred in connection with the
• Any charges for tools and dies used in
delivery of an article to a
In case of an article sold otherwise than at arm's-
production.
purchaser in connection with a
length, and at less than fair market price, the CSP
bona fide sale.
will be the price for which such articles are sold, in
• A charge for a warranty. This depends
the ordinary course of trade, by manufacturers or
on whether the warranty is optional or
• Local advertising charges
producers thereof, as determined by TTB.
required. (See 27 CFR, 53.91(c) for
when certain conditions are
specific information.)
met.
Once a CSP has been determined, no further
• Any charges for coverings, containers,
• Extra and identical parts
adjustment of such price shall be made.
and packing.
and accessories.
There are other circumstances which may require a
Please refer to 27 CFR 53.91 for further
• Non-taxable articles when sold
CSP to be used. See the regulations listed below for
information on inclusions.
in combination with a taxable
these circumstances.
article.
Please refer to 27 CFR 53.61(b),
Please refer to 27 CFR 53.94, 53.95, 53.96, 53.97,
53.99(c), 53.104(d)(1) & (e), and 53.143 for further
53.92, 53.93, 53.100, 53.101, and
information on constructive sales price.
53.102 for further information
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