FFL paperwork auditing requirements
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FFL paperwork auditing services

FFL Expert offers nationwide FFL paperwork auditing so your business can avoid penalties for noncompliance. In order to find any mistakes, omissions or discrepancies that could lead to ATF compliance issues, our expert team performs a thorough review of your FFL paperwork. FFL Expert has the FFL solutions to make your business a shot above the rest.

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Common Paperwork Requirements for an FFL

  1. FFL Application (ATF Form 7):

    This is the initial application form for an FFL.

  2. Fingerprint Cards (ATF FD-258):

    An FFL applicant must submit two completed fingerprint cards. One is submitted with the FFL application, and the other is submitted to the FBI for a background check.

  3. FFL Renewal Application (ATF Form 8):

    An FFL must renew its license every three years by submitting the FFL renewal application to the ATF.

  4. Acquisition and Disposition Record (ATF Form 4473):

    An FFL must maintain a record of all firearms received and transferred. This record is known as the Acquisition and Disposition Record (A&D), and it must be kept on file for at least 20 years.

  5. Multiple Sales Reports (ATF Form 3310.4):

    An FFL must submit a multiple sales report to the ATF for any sale of two or more handguns to the same person within a five consecutive business day period.

  6. Firearms Transaction Record (ATF Form 4473 Part I and II):

    This is the form a buyer fills out when purchasing a firearm from an FFL. The FFL is required to keep a copy of this form on file for at least 20 years.

  7. Other records:

    Depending on your type of FFL and the nature of the business, you may be required to maintain additional records such as inventory records, bound book records and records related to NFA firearms.

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Penalties for noncompliance

Failure to maintain proper records Revocation of FFL
Transfer of firearms to prohibited persons Criminal prosecution and fines up to $250,000
Failure to conduct background checks Criminal prosecution and fines up to $10,000 per violation
Failure to report multiple sales of handguns Criminal prosecution and fines up to $5,000 per violation
Failure to report theft or loss of firearms Revocation of FFL and criminal prosecution
Failure to properly mark firearms Fines up to $10,000 per violation
Engaging in the business of dealing firearms without an FFL Criminal prosecution and fines up to $250,000
Possession or transfer of a machine gun or other prohibited firearm Criminal prosecution and fines up to $250,000
Failure to comply with NFA regulations Criminal prosecution and fines up to $250,000
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