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Medical Device Excise Tax Regulations

As part of recent health care reform efforts, Congress, in the Affordable Care Act, imposed a 2.3% excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices by device manufacturers, producers, or importers. The excise tax is effective on sales of devices made after December 31, 2012. The implementation of the medical device tax has prompted some Members of Congress to seek a delay of the enforcement of the tax out of a concern that the "uncertainty and confusion" regarding compliance with the medical device excise tax will harm the medical technology industry. Others in Congress have sought an outright repeal of the tax. While December 31, 2012, passed without Congress changing or repealing the medical device excise tax, congressional interest remains. On December 7, 2012, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) issued its final regulations that provide guidance on both who must pay the excise tax and the scope of products encompassed by the excise tax. This report provides a brief overview of the regulations and discusses the extent to which the rules have clarified the excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices.

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Medical Device Excise Tax Regulations  [Order No: R42971  Release Date: Feb 26,2013  Pages: 7]