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Re: Tax on Arrow Antennas?

Actually .. this is interesting, because it sounds like it's BATFE- 
related.  Some types of weapons are regulated partially by taxes ..  
see National Firearms Act of 1934 and the 1968 GCA.  I wasn't aware  
that they were regulating arrows this way as well, but it makes a  
certain weird sort of sense .. pretty far offtopic here except that I  
seriously doubt anyone intended to tax antennas, regardless of their  
brand name .. ;-)

On May 2, 2006, at 8:54 AM, Reicher, James wrote:

> Bob,
> You either have WAY too much free time or you're really hard up for
> reading material.  I know from personal experience just how dry  
> reading
> IRS pubs are!
> There's two considerations here:
> 1.  Arrows antennas use booms and elements, not shafts, so there
> shouldn't be any tax on them.
> 2.  Wouldn't tax on an Arrow short out the coax or otherwise mess with
> the radiation pattern?
> 73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On
> Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 8:00 AM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Tax on Arrow Antennas?
> Did you know that there is a tax on Arrow shafts?
> I wonder if the ARROW antenna company has to
> pay it...?
> I was looking today for energy credits for 2006
> in IRS pub 553 on "whats new for 2006" and
> came across this one near the end of section 6
> for businesses on page 22:
> "Arrow Shafts
>     The tax on arrow shafts has increased to $.40
>     per arrow shaft."

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