I've purchased a handgun online from an individual in another state and am looking to have someone with an FFL transfer the gun to me. I've seen some places that charge sales tax on the firearm when they transfer it in addition to their "transfer fee" of about $20-$40. Is this accurate? Should they be charging me Michigan sales tax of 6%? If so, why? I'm not purchasing the gun in Michigan and I'm not purchasing it from the person handling the transfer. Thanks! Chris Wanna kill these ads? We can help!