Medical Device Excise Tax Update

By April 28, 2014Uncategorized

Device Manufacturers Exceed $1 Billion in Payment to Government for the Imposed Excise Tax

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, and the Advanced Medical Technology Association recently made a stunning announcement. According to the latest figures, medical device manufacturers have paid approximately $1 billion to the Internal Revenue Service for the (government imposed) medical device excise tax. Instead of being able to allocate funds towards investing in research and development and/or creating numerous well-paying jobs for Americans, medical device manufacturers are forced to give a large percentage of their profits to the government.

Device manufacturers are required to pay approximately $194 million per month in medical device tax payments under the 2.3 percent tax. Such a hefty tax threatens the entire medical device industry. President and CEO of the MDMA, Mark Leahy said, “Each day that goes by with the medical device tax in effect is a major roadblock for patient care, job creation and innovation.” In addition, Executive Director of MITA, Gail Rodriguez stated, “The $1 billion threshold is frightening as every dollar spent paying for this medical device tax threatens medical innovation and American jobs.”

President and CEO of AdvaMed, Stephen J. Ubl said, “Repealing the device tax has strong bipartisan support and is the first step to corporate tax reform. Medical technology companies across the country are struggling to remain competitive and this tax makes their effort to grow, innovate and invest in the future that much harder.”

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