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Old 06-21-2013, 12:45 PM
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Struggling to make sense of this reply.
If you take a receipt into the receiving dealer he has no reason to suspect that it is a fake or not. He will take what he sees at face value. Granted if someone buys a Sig P226 with a 10 round count and claims it as costing $50.00 then he may smell a rat. However, he has committed no crime at all. The perp here is the presenter of the possible false receipt. However, the BOE has no knowledge of the condition of the gun. crushed frame, grip, totally rusted out etc.
Of course the BOE would say that you owe the tax regardless of what the receipt says, but how does the receiving dealer establish value? The BOE says by the sales receipt!

Originally Posted by kemasa View Post
I talked to the BOE about a fake receipt and they told me that I owed the actual amount regardless of what the receipt said, even if the receipt did not appear to be fake.

Since the FFL is responsible, it is foolish for the FFL to take part in any attempted sales tax evasion since the FFL is liable for the money and gets nothing out of collecting an incorrect amount. In the case of the DMV, only those involved will have an issue should the BOE decide to deal with it and the people involved are getting something out of it (less money to pay).

One word of warning, if you try to play such games, don't be surprised if the FFL decides to not do the transfer.
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