Sample ATF Form 4 For NFA Gun Trusts
Why do you need an ATF Form 4? The Form 4 is an Application For Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm that the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) requires whenever firearms are transferred. (Required only for NFA Class III items like suppressors, sawed off shotguns and short barreled rifles.) For those who have formed or are forming an NFA gun trust, the form is fairly simple to complete.
- The first page ONLY requires the name of the trust and NOT the trustee. Example:
Trust Street Address
- Page 2 ONLY requires the name of the person picking up the NFA firearm, who MUST be a trustee.
- Page 3 must include all ‘responsible persons’ as defined by the ATF. This includes all trustees and beneficiaries.
- The ATF Form 4 is a document with triplicate pages: Two copies are submitted to the ATF and one of these copies will be returned to you. The third copy is sent to the CLEO in your county. Each of these documents must be filled out the same. Pay careful attention to the labels in the footer of each page as these will guide you in properly collating and mailing the documents. Contact a gun trust attorney if you have questions.
- Signatures must be written in blue or black ink on all copies.
- SAMPLE ATF FORM 4 FOR NFA GUN TRUSTS: