Additional Information on Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax

Marc DaCosta filed this request with the U.S. Department of Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States of America.
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From: Marc DaCosta

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The ATF, through its open data portal, has made available a quarterly break down of the Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) collections which are broken out between handguns, long guns, and ammunition by from FY 1990 through 3rd QTR of FY 2017. It is available at this URL: . This data is collected through a form titled "FEDERAL FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION QUARTERLY EXCISE TAX RETURN" with the OMB Number 1513-0094. I request an electronic, machine readable copy of the data collected in this form including:

1. Business name and location
2. Email address
3. EIN
4. Daytime telephone number
5. Form of payment
6. Type of return
7. Tax period
8. The sales price of all articles sold
9. The sales price of all articles sold tax-exempt
10. The sales price of all articles sold tax-free
11. Taxable sales
12. Eligible adjustments
13. Adjusted taxable sales
14. The sales price of all articles used
15. Total taxable sales and uses
16. Total tax
17. Total of Items 16(a) + 16(b) + 16(c)
18. Increasing adjustments from Item 27, Schedule A
19. Gross tax
20. Decreasing adjustments from Item 34, Schedule B
21. Net tax due with this return
22. Amount paid with this return

If it is not possible to provide business level details for the returns filed, I request zip code level or the highest degree of geographic information available.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Marc DaCosta


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