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Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax

Wondering how to get started in the Firearms Ammunition and Excise Tax (FAET) industry? See the key topics below. Have a permit to operate and looking for next steps? See our industry compliance guide: Maintaining Compliance in a TTB-Regulated Industry.


Key Firearms and Ammunition Topics

Laws, Regulations, and Public Guidance

Includes links to FAET-related rulings and industry circulars

Ammunition Reloaders

Clarifies FAET tax liability for various reloading situations

Manufacturer and Producers

Help determining if you are liable for paying the FAET


Charts to help clarify your FAET liability


Definitions to help determine your excise tax liability

Tax-exempt/Tax-free Sales

Information about getting a tax-free registration number


Top Questions about the FAET Industry

How Do I...?

Determine if I am liable for FAET* Make Semi-Monthly Deposits
Calculate Taxable Sale Price Calculate Penalties and Interest on a Tax Return
File for a Credit or Refund Sell an Article Tax-Free*
File a Tax Return Get More FAET Questions


Description: CONTACT US

Questions? If you have questions regarding permits, applications, bonds, tax payments, etc., you may contact the National Revenue Center online or call 877-882-3277 (Toll Free).  If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk or see the TTB Online Help Center.

Page last reviewed: July 20, 2017
Page last updated: July 20, 2017
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