Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
November 28, 2015

IRS Struggles to Collect the Medical Device Excise Tax

Funding for the 2010 Affordable Care Act hinges, in part, on a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device sales. The tax applies to cardiac defibrillators, imaging equipment and a variety of other equipment sold to hospitals, doctors and other providers. Congressional efforts to eliminate the tax enjoy significant bipartisan support in Congress from Republicans and Democrats, particularly from states that are home to a concentration of medical device manufacturers.

Internal Revenue Service collection of the tax began in 2013. A Treasury Department’s Inspector General report released on Tuesday indicates that taxpayer reporting on the IRS excise tax form does not account for all applicable medical device sales. Also, the tax agency is struggling to reconcile data provided by taxpayers and cannot accurately identify all of the medical device makers that are required to file the form and pay the tax. Through the first half of 2013, Treasury auditors estimate that the tax levy should have collected $1.2 billion in excise taxes, but the IRS has received $913 million.

Comments (91)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

author email

  1. verelll

    Aug. 20, 2014
    11:34 p.m.

    I heard Jim Cramer is behind the site Traders Superstore now, I don’t know whether that is genuine however I’m a part there and I’m figuring out how to exchange from them there course material is fantastic thus is their backing. I can propose them if anyone is intrigued by figuring out how to exchange like I am.

  2. Barney Ross

    Aug. 24, 2014
    3:12 a.m.

    Here’s a related video with a brief intro to Obamacare’s higher healthcare prices:

  3. makeda211

    Jan. 7
    2:37 p.m.

    The difficulty the IRS is having collecting the Medical Device Tax is actually mirrored by the difficulty many businesses have: knowing how to comply with the tax. This whitepaper from Avalara is a nice Q&A for companies whom might be affected by this tax, and includes some important facts to consider:

  4. Anonymous

    July 12
    2:55 p.m.

    I am not certain the place you’re getting your info, however good topic. I must spend some time learning much more or figuring out more. Thanks for fantastic information I used to be on the lookout for this information for my mission.

  5. Anonymous

    July 12
    3:56 p.m.

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100 sure. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Kudos

  6. Anonymous

    July 18
    6:18 a.m.

    I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website :)

  7. Anonymous

    July 21
    5:10 a.m.

    Glad to be one of many visitants on this amazing web site : D.

  8. Anonymous

    July 24
    10:23 a.m.

    excellent points altogether, you simply won a logo new reader. What would you recommend about your post that you simply made a few days ago? Any certain?

  9. Anonymous

    July 24
    6:19 p.m.

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog. A great read. I will definitely be back.

  10. Anonymous

    July 25
    6:19 p.m.

    Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, as well as the content!

  11. Anonymous

    July 28
    8:43 a.m.

    Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude. Thank you Nevertheless I am experiencing difficulty with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting equivalent rss problem? Anybody who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  12. Anonymous

    July 31
    9:27 a.m.

    Hey very cool web site!! Man .. Excellent .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I’m glad to seek out so many helpful information right here within the post, we need work out extra strategies on this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  13. Anonymous

    Aug. 2
    1:05 p.m.

    I am glad to be one of several visitors on this great site (:, thanks for putting up.

  14. Anonymous

    Aug. 6
    4:15 a.m.

    Thank you for another informative web site. The place else could I get that type of info written in such an ideal manner? I’ve a mission that I’m simply now working on, and I have been at the look out for such information.

  15. Anonymous

    Aug. 7
    4:29 a.m.

    Rattling good information can be found on blog.

  16. Anonymous

    Aug. 9
    5:50 p.m.

    I¦ve read a few just right stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to make this type of great informative site.

  17. Anonymous

    Aug. 12
    4:26 p.m.

    Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you’re speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally visit my site =). We will have a link trade contract between us!

  18. Anonymous

    Aug. 17
    8:44 p.m.

    Way cool, some valid points! I appreciate you making this article available, the rest of the site is also high quality. Have a fun.

  19. Anonymous

    Aug. 18
    3:23 p.m.

    I like this post, enjoyed this one regards for posting. “It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” by Kahlil Gibran.

  20. Anonymous

    Aug. 19
    7:29 a.m.

    Would love to perpetually get updated outstanding web site! .

  21. Anonymous

    Aug. 24
    1:23 p.m.

    Hello. Great job. I did not imagine this. This is a splendid story. Thanks!

  22. Anonymous

    Aug. 25
    7:07 a.m.

    you have a great blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my blog?

  23. Anonymous

    Aug. 26
    3:26 a.m.

    It is best to take part in a contest for probably the greatest blogs on the web. I will suggest this web site!

  24. Anonymous

    Aug. 30
    12:13 a.m.

    Hello There. I found your weblog the use of msn. That is a very neatly written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your useful information. Thank you for the post. I will certainly return.

  25. Anonymous

    Sept. 1
    11:27 p.m.

    I like this web site its a master peace ! Glad I discovered this on google .

  26. Anonymous

    Sept. 2
    2 p.m.

    Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, fantastic blog!

  27. Anonymous

    Sept. 2
    8:05 p.m.

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  28. Anonymous

    Sept. 2
    9:15 p.m.

    Everything is very open and very clear explanation of issues. was truly information. Your website is very useful. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Anonymous

    Sept. 3
    3:45 a.m.

    Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Thank you for your provided information.

  30. Anonymous

    Sept. 7
    8:25 p.m.

    Those are yours alright! . We at least need to get these people stealing images to start blogging! They probably just did a image search and grabbed them. They look good though!

  31. Anonymous

    Sept. 8
    6:43 a.m.

    I think you have noted some very interesting points, thankyou for the post.

  32. Anonymous

    Sept. 13
    7:16 a.m.

    Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  33. Anonymous

    Sept. 17
    3:50 a.m.

    I like this site its a master peace ! Glad I detected this on google .

  34. Anonymous

    Sept. 17
    10:34 a.m.

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later. All the best

  35. Anonymous

    Sept. 17
    5:17 p.m.

    Hi, i think that i noticed you visited my web site so i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to to find issues to improve my web site!I suppose its adequate to use a few of your ideas!!

  36. Anonymous

    Sept. 19
    8:52 a.m.

    Thank you for the great info!

  37. federated

    Sept. 19
    7:02 p.m.

    Make sure you described this totally, because I wish to get more details.

  38. esurance online

    Sept. 20
    10:10 a.m.

    Use our free quotes to get discounts on auto or home insurance. Get quotes by zip code and save up to 505 annually.

  39. state auto insurance quote

    Sept. 20
    3:55 p.m.

    Compare State farm quotes to save more on auto and home insurance policies.

  40. amica insurance reviews

    Sept. 21
    4:36 p.m.

    Get quotes on State farm for auto and home policy. Save with State farm quote!

  41. Anonymous

    Sept. 22
    5:15 p.m.

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  42. amax insurance cedar hill tx

    Sept. 22
    5:56 p.m.

    Save on cheapest rates with out insurance companies. Get quotes on home and auto insurance by zip code.

  43. federated

    Sept. 23
    5:45 a.m.

    Get quotes for auto and home policy. Save with us up to 40%

  44. Anonymous

    Sept. 23
    11:59 a.m.

    Thank you for every other magnificent post. The place else could anybody get that type of information in such a perfect approach of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such info.

  45. Anonymous

    Sept. 26
    4:32 a.m.

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.

  46. 0k4rdE

    Sept. 27
    3:12 p.m.

    611527 933896Aw, i thought this was quite a very good post. In concept I would like to devote writing such as this moreover – spending time and actual effort to produce a terrific article but exactly what do I say I procrastinate alot by no indicates manage to get something done. 727660

  47. Anonymous

    Sept. 28
    1:17 p.m.

    KXAzcg Really informative blog article.Thanks Again. Cool.

  48. Anonymous

    Oct. 2
    9:50 a.m.

    Donde Madrid saliniza Un armadillo kurdo. Un Madrid se subscribe Este metraje oscurísimo

  49. Anonymous

    Oct. 2
    3:58 p.m.

    *I was very pleased to find this web-site.I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  50. alpha omega insurance

    Oct. 7
    10:51 a.m.

    Get free quotes on car insurance by zip code over the USA!

  51. Anonymous

    Oct. 11
    6:35 p.m.

    Very interesting points you have noted, appreciate it for posting.

  52. Anonymous

    Oct. 14
    11:25 p.m.

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously believe this web site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the information!

  53. Anonymous

    Oct. 15
    1:53 a.m.

    all of our usb drives have enough capacity and give you the best price
    USB Drive Flash

  54. Anonymous

    Oct. 15
    6:27 a.m.

    I am often to blogging and i really appreciate your content. The article has peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information

  55. Anonymous

    Oct. 15
    2:41 p.m.

    F*ckin¦ awesome issues here. I am very satisfied to look your post. Thanks so much and i am looking forward to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  56. Anonymous

    Oct. 16
    8:16 a.m.

    sAAIqK Thanks-a-mundo for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

  57. Anonymous

    Oct. 16
    10:48 a.m.

    excellent issues altogether, you just received a emblem new reader. What might you recommend in regards to your submit that you just made a few days ago? Any certain?

  58. eebest8 seo

    Oct. 16
    8:31 p.m.

    My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to going over your web page again.

  59. Anonymous

    Oct. 24
    5:24 a.m.


  60. Anonymous

    Oct. 24
    11:05 a.m.

    I am continually looking online for ideas that can assist me. Thank you!

  61. Anonymous

    Oct. 24
    5:56 p.m.

    Wow! Thank you! I permanently needed to write on my website something like that. Can I take a part of your post to my site?

  62. Anonymous

    Oct. 27
    1:54 a.m.

    May I just say what a comfort to discover someone who really knows what they’re discussing online. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people must read this and understand this side of the story. I was surprised you aren’t more popular because you definitely have the gift.

  63. Anonymous

    Oct. 29
    3:57 a.m.

    If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

  64. Anonymous

    Oct. 31
    4:30 p.m.

    Good day! I simply wish to give a huge thumbs up for the nice info you might have right here on this post. I will probably be coming again to your weblog for extra soon.

  65. Anonymous

    Nov. 1
    2:39 p.m.

    click me to see quickest fuck ever

  66. Anonymous

    Nov. 6
    5:53 p.m.

    Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  67. Anonymous

    Nov. 7
    9:11 a.m.

    Thanks, I have recently been looking for info about this subject for a while and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. But, what about the conclusion? Are you certain in regards to the source?

  68. Anonymous

    Nov. 7
    12:06 p.m.

    Some really superb information, Sword lily I observed this. “Someone’s boring me. I think it’s me.” by Dylan Thomas.

  69. Anonymous

    Nov. 9
    3:26 p.m.

    I’ll right away seize your rss as I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me recognize so that I may subscribe. Thanks.

  70. Anonymous

    Nov. 9
    8:40 p.m.

    Wohh precisely what I was searching for, regards for putting up.

  71. Anonymous

    Nov. 9
    10:30 p.m.

    6krUqc Well I definitely enjoyed studying it. This information provided by you is very constructive for good planning.

  72. Anonymous

    Nov. 10
    11:41 a.m.

    i love this site please visit my site

  73. Anonymous

    Nov. 12
    5:33 a.m.

    Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your website is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for more articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the information I already searched all over the place and simply could not come across. What a great site.

  74. Anonymous

    Nov. 12
    8:03 a.m.

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after going through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m certainly happy I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back often!

  75. Anonymous

    Nov. 12
    9:49 a.m.

    What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & help other users like its aided me. Great job.

  76. Anonymous

    Nov. 12
    2:57 p.m.

    My husband and i ended up being very satisfied Jordan could finish up his investigation while using the ideas he made out of your web site. It is now and again perplexing to just happen to be making a gift of things many people have been selling. Therefore we see we now have the website owner to give thanks to because of that. The specific explanations you’ve made, the straightforward site navigation, the friendships you can assist to promote – it’s got everything overwhelming, and it’s really leading our son in addition to the family reckon that the article is satisfying, and that’s particularly important. Thanks for the whole lot!

  77. Anonymous

    Nov. 13
    9:05 p.m.

    Oh my goodness! a tremendous article dude. Thanks Nevertheless I am experiencing subject with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting equivalent rss drawback? Anyone who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  78. Anonymous

    Nov. 14
    10:19 a.m.

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely great. I really like what you have acquired here, really like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is actually a terrific site.

  79. Anonymous

    Nov. 17
    4:49 a.m.

    I believe you have mentioned some very interesting points, thanks for the post.

  80. Anonymous

    Nov. 20
    2:26 p.m.

    I do not even know the way I ended up here, but I thought this put up was once good. I don’t recognize who you are however definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger for those who aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  81. Beulah Hoban

    Nov. 22
    11:36 p.m.

    What i don’t realize is in reality how you are not really much more well-liked than you may be right now. You are very intelligent. You recognize thus considerably when it comes to this topic, produced me individually imagine it from numerous numerous angles. Its like men and women aren’t fascinated unless it’s something to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. All the time take care of it up!

  82. Anonymous

    Nov. 25
    9:30 a.m.

    I simply wished to say thanks once again. I’m not certain the things that I might have used without the entire tips provided by you concerning such a subject matter. It was before a difficult case for me, but discovering a skilled strategy you treated the issue took me to jump with contentment. Extremely grateful for the guidance as well as hope you realize what a powerful job that you are accomplishing teaching some other people all through your web site. I’m certain you’ve never got to know any of us.

  83. Anonymous

    Nov. 26
    7:29 p.m.

    I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I will learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  84. eebest8 seo

    Nov. 26
    8:53 p.m.

    I think this is a real great blog.Really thank you! Great.

  85. Anonymous

    Nov. 27
    6:08 a.m.

    Looking forward to reading more. Great blog.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

  86. Anonymous

    Nov. 27
    10:31 a.m.

    ウェブサイトのブログ | これは素晴らしいですが、これが優れている |こんにちは、私は思います私は信じていません。私はそれをstumbledupon;)私がします 再訪 再びまだ ブックマークそれとして保存。お金と自由は最大である その他あなたが金持ちになるとし続けることができる、変更する方法。
    激安超特価 国内即発

  87. Anonymous

    Nov. 27
    10:32 a.m.

    、楽しい 記事と素敵 アップ散策引数は これらによって楽しん}この場所で、私は{本当にです。
    大人気定番商品 国内即発

  88. Anonymous

    Nov. 27
    10:34 a.m.

    のためにあなたに感謝し、私がしたい私が望んでいた私がする必要がある 素晴らしい読み! I 絶対それ| |すべてののビットの少しを 楽しん愛さ。あなたは私が持っている私が持っている ブックマークに登録 見に 新しいものあなたポスト…
    激安販売 国内即発

  89. Anonymous

    Nov. 28
    1:15 a.m.

    s7BWbP Say, you got a nice post.Much thanks again.

Sign In

Forgot password?



Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...