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Posted by Michael Corrente on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 09:13 AM

Affected Companies Can Register to Claim an Exemption Using Form 637

Author: Michael Corrente

life science tax alertIn 2013, an excise tax on “taxable medical devices” sold by device manufacturers, producers or importers will go into effect. The tax rate is set at 2.3 percent.

A “taxable medical device” is defined as any device regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and intended for use by humans. There are many exclusions, however, including products such as eyeglasses, contact lenses and hearing aids, to name a few examples.

Device manufacturers, producers and importers can register with the IRS using Form 637 in order to comply with the new regulations and claim an exemption.

For any questions about this new tax or any other life science tax-related issues, please contact Michael Corrente at or 401.626.3242, or you may contact us here.

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