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Medical Device Tax

Healthcare reform legislation included a 2.3% excise tax on the sale of medical devices by manufacturers, producers, or importers. The tax will apply to FDA Class I, Class II, and Class III medical devices with exemptions for glasses, contacts, hearing aids and other products sold to the public at retail at the Secretary’s discretion.  The tax begins January 1, 2013 and is projected to collect $20 billion by 2019.

NEW Proposed Rule on Medical Device Tax!
Medical Device Tax – Proposed Rule Fact Sheet
IRS Proposed Rule on Medical Device Tax
IRS Medical Device Tax – Frequently Asked Questions
HIDA Government Affairs Alert – Device Tax Proposed Rule Released

Fact Sheets
HIDA Medical Device Tax Fact Sheet

Articles
IRS Clarifies 2.3% Medical Device Tax and Requests Comments for Additional Exclusions
Tongue-Depressor Tax Will Harm Jobs, Innovation
Medical Device Manufacturer Group Warns IRS Against Double-Taxation of Certain Healthcare Products
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Supports Bill to Repeal Medical Device Tax
Consumer Groups Look for Exemption for Home Health Medical Equipment from Medical Device Tax
HIDA Update on Medical Device Excise Tax

Additional Resources
HIDA Signs Industry Letter to Encourage Repeal Vote in House
HIDA Comments Regarding Medical Device Tax Proposed Rule
HIDA's Response to IRS Regarding the Manufacturer Excise Tax on Medical Devices (March 2011)
IRS Publication 510; Excise Taxes 
IRS Request for Comment 
Internal Revenue Code, Chapter 32; Manufacturer Excise Taxes

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