Tag Archives: Medical Device Excise Tax

Medical Device Tax Repeal Included in the American Health Care Act

On March 9, the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee favorably reported out the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — the Republican Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal legislation.  The AHCA includes a provision to repeal the medical device excise tax, which was originally enacted as a cost savings component of the ACA.  … Continue Reading

Latest Proposal to Repeal Medical Device Excise Tax Gains Traction

On January 6, Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN) introduced the latest bill to repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices imposed by the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “ObamaCare.”  Legislators have introduced similar legislation each year since the tax was passed in 2010.  The current bill (H.R. 160) has over 250 cosponsors, including … Continue Reading

Medical Device Tax Repeal Not Included in Final Budget Agreement

We previously reported about the prominent role played by the medical device tax in the government shutdown/debt ceiling negotiations.   At various points, repeal of the medical device tax was included in proposed measures to fund the government.  When full repeal appeared to be off the table, several sources reported that Congress had considered a two-year … Continue Reading

Medical Device Tax Repeal Considered in Government Shutdown Negotiations

The medical device tax has played a prominent role in negotiations over the continued government shutdown.  We have previously discussed legislative efforts to repeal the medical device tax here and here. Just after midnight on Sunday, September 29, two days before appropriations were scheduled to lapse, the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to … Continue Reading

Legislation to Repeal Medical Device Tax Introduced

Two bills to repeal the medical device tax were introduced in Congress this month.  The device tax was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act and finalized in IRS regulations late last year.  Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the “Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013,” on February 6.  The House bill … Continue Reading

Medical Device Tax: IRS Issues Interim Guidance

This blog post continues our series looking at the final regulations on the excise tax imposed on the sale of certain medical devices under section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code.  We previously reported on the final regulations here. On Wednesday, December 5, in addition to releasing the final rule, the IRS issued interim guidance … Continue Reading

IRS Issues Final Medical Device Excise Tax Regulation

On December 5, 2012, the IRS issued final regulations on the excise tax imposed on the sale of certain medical devices under section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).  The regulations resolve numerous ambiguities relating to when a manufacturer, producer, or importer of a “taxable medical device” must pay the medical device excise tax.  … Continue Reading
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