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Tax Responsibility when selling to another individual?

Hoping to sell a handgun to another individual, with the transfer being made by an FFL.

If the buyer pays me in cash, am I correct that they are not responsible to pay PA sales tax on the purchase price?
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Hoping to sell a handgun to another individual, with the transfer being made by an FFL.

If the buyer pays me in cash, am I correct that they are not responsible to pay PA sales tax on the purchase price?
Cash transaction has nothing to do with transactions taxability. My guess the FFL will require tax being paid.

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this is a PRIVATE sale & you are ONLY required to legally transfer the handgun into the buyers name.
there is no tax, if there was every garage,yard sale and all other private sales would be paying the state............

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this is a PRIVATE sale & you are ONLY required to legally transfer the handgun into the buyers name.
there is no tax, if there was every garage,yard sale and all other private sales would be paying the state............

Thanks for clarification. Thought licensed FFL's handling firearm sales had responsibility to collect sales tax.

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Individuals who occasionally sell items privately are exempt from collecting state sales tax in PA, nor is the purcasher required to submit it. It's what is referred to as an "isolated sale". No sales tax on your purchase required, and if the FFL tried to collect I would refuse to pay it. Section 32.4 of State Tax Code.

Autos are exempt from this rule, and private sales require sales tax to be paid to the State when registered by new owner.

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Individuals who occasionally sell items privately are exempt from collecting state sales tax in PA, nor is the purcasher required to submit it. It's what is referred to as an "isolated sale". No sales tax on your purchase required, and if the FFL tried to collect I would refuse to pay it. Section 32.4 of State Tax Code.

Autos are exempt from this rule, and private sales require sales tax to be paid to the State when registered by new owner.
Boats are also subject to sales tax through private sale, same as trailers and everything else that has a title. The state's way of getting its cut.
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