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How easy is BATS to use?
How can fusion centers utilize BATS?
How are FOIA requests handled for BATS?
Has the issue of a single point of reporting for Arson & Explosives Incidents for Law Enforcement and Firefighting Authorities been resolved?
Can my department enter past incidents into BATS?
AFMER - ATF Form 5300.11
When the notice is sent out, what year is ATF requesting?
What is the best way to submit my form?
What is production and what should I report?
What does ATF do with the data I report?
My report appears in the “SUBMITTED / IN PROCESS” folder in eForms. When will it be finalized?
Is it okay to send in my report before the calendar year has ended?
If I purchase a firearm and manufacture/remanufacture it into a different firearm, do I need to report this as production?
If I manufacture a weapon, but do not sell or export it, do I still need to report it?
If I manufacture a gun and export it to another country, should I report it under section 8, section 9, or both section 8 and 9 of the form?
I receive a firearm receiver/frame from another licensed manufacturer with the intention to incorporate the receiver/frame into a complete firearm that I will sell, but later I decide to sell the receiver as is. Must I report this on my form?
I misplaced the AFMER form that was sent to me. Where can I get another AFMER form?
I have already filed my AFMER for this year. Why did I still receive a letter and form in the mail?
I have a license to manufacture destructive devices (type 10 FFL), but based on the form instructions destructive devices do not need to be reported. Should I stop filing?
I am having issues with eForms. Who can help me?
I am a manufacturer and I gave my receiver to another manufacturer to complete and sell; should I report the receiver?
How do I know ATF received my report?
Does the AFMER form 5300.11 have any relationship with NFA Special Occupational Tax (NSOT) or the Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)?
Do I need to file a report even if I didn’t manufacture any firearms last year?
After filing my report with ATF, I discovered an error. What should I do?
The sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors?
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