Form 4 trust and card charged
20161110 at 1:46 pm #74440
My card was charged on 11/06/2016 for my form 4 tax stamp. Does that mean they’re processing my form 4 already? first NFA purchase so any help appreciated.
20161110 at 6:04 pm #74445
Hellrazr44ParticipantJoin Date: 11/10/2016
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I wouldn’t say they’re “processing” it, but yes it’s in their system now. It is in the queue in the order in which it was received. They will begin actually “processing” it once it gets to the top of the pile.
The summary of the process is:
you mail/efile the application -> ATF receives it -> ATF processes payment -> ATF adds it to their “stack” -> ATF continues processing forms submitted prior to yours -> you wait patiently for a couple months excited for your purchase -> after a few more months you start growing impatient but know you must keep waiting because no matter how much you call them or check nfatracker.com or silencershop.com for wait times, it will not make it any faster -> at some point your form gets to the top and they actually “process” it -> you reach the point I’m at where you’re past what those websites said you should expect to wait, and now you’re checking your email constantly or calling your FFL asking “is it in yet” -> you finally receive the call from your FFL (or receive email for efiled forms) that it has been approved and you pick it up when your local FFL has it ready.
I had a few form 4’s submitted in June, so I’m hoping my wait ends around Jan-Feb 2017 (assuming the wait times don’t increase from what they are now, but understanding they could).
20161110 at 10:33 pm #74461
Thanks alot for breaking it down for me!
20161110 at 6:05 pm #74446
NFA TrackerKeymasterJoin Date: 11/10/2016
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No it just means that they have taken payment.
20161111 at 1:08 am #74465
TrooperBrianParticipantJoin Date: 11/10/2016
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How are you guys submitting payment by credit card? Last I knew it was only to send a paper check?
20161207 at 4:52 pm #75290
Sadams12ParticipantJoin Date: 11/10/2016
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They cashed my check June 6. I feel like im listening to ‘Home on the Range’. That and crickets chirping.
“Where the seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day”.
If i worked that hard, i would get fired.
20161220 at 11:13 am #75659
Gunfighter9ParticipantJoin Date: 11/10/2016
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Called yesterday, 2 form 4, trust. Card charged 5/13, still pending. The lady informed me I’m looking at January. So I’m guessing min is getting close to the top of the stack.
20161229 at 9:19 am #75798
mccantsjParticipantJoin Date: 11/10/2016
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Kind of: once they cash the check it’s waiting in line to be processed, and when you call to check the status they will say it’s pending.
Most recent transfer: Form 4 trust transfer of suppressor, paper filed. Check cashed April 27, form approved Dec 18th (A SUNDAY?!?!). You should be hearing back soon.
20170106 at 9:06 pm #76022
patienceParticipantJoin Date: 11/10/2016
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Word of warning: If your card isn’t charged within a few weeks of your submission, call and check the status. My Form 4 trust application was received on April 13. I patiently (stupidly – it turns out) just waited to hear from them. My card was never charged. Never heard anything from my dealer. I finally called ATF-NFA this week and was told my application was returned on April 29 “without action”. They wouldn’t give me a reason. I’m guessing some kind of hang up with my card – though the CC company usually calls me if there is a concern. I checked with my dealer. They didn’t have the application and have no record of it being returned. (I trust them more than the ATF or the USPS). So… I had to resubmit. 8 months lost, and I had to use the new process with fingerprints and what not. Don’t let it happen to you.
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