I would like to attempt to answer your question.
of Ohio imposes both a sales tax and a use tax
A use tax
is collected from the purchaser of an item in those cases
where sales tax should have been collected by the vendor at the time of
sale -- but, for one reason or another, was not.
As I see it, your question comes down to something like: Is trading
guns 'straight across' with a gun dealer considered a barter
-- and if it is a barter -- am I still required to pay tax on thetransaction
I did not find specific information regarding whether or not the State
of Ohio collects use taxes on barter transactions. I'm sure that
the Ohio Department of Taxation
can answer that question for you.
For what it's worth -- I doubt that a gun dealer is legally allowed to barter in the course of doing business.
BotXXXXX XXXXXne: I believe the transaction you outlined above is
taxable. Either the gun dealer collects sales tax at the time of
the transaction -- or (if sales taxes
are not collected) you will owe use tax
on the gun. Contact the Ohio Department Taxation
to be sure.
By the way, Ohio sales-tax and use tax are assessed at exactly the same tax rate
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