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The Medical Device Excise Tax: ready or not?

See how firms in the device industry have met the tax and compliance challenges of the Medical Device Excise Tax, which goes into effect January 1, 2013.

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The Medical Device Excise Tax: ready or not?

  1. 1. 22nd Annual Health SciencesTax ConferenceMedical device excise tax: ready or not?December 5, 2012
  2. 2. Disclaimer► Any US tax advice contained herein was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.Page 1 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  3. 3. DisclaimerErnst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & YoungGlobal Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For moreinformation about our organization, please visit presentation is © 2012 Ernst & Young LLP. All rights reserved. No part of thisdocument may be reproduced, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any form or byany means, electronic or mechanical, including by photocopying, facsimiletransmission, recording, rekeying, or using any information storage and retrievalsystem, without written permission from Ernst & Young LLP. Any reproduction,transmission or distribution of this form or any of the material herein is prohibited andis in violation of US and international law. Ernst & Young LLP expressly disclaims anyliability in connection with use of this presentation or its contents by any third party.Views expressed in this presentation are not necessarily those of Ernst & Young LLP.Page 2 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  4. 4. Presenters► Mar Haeussler ► Chris Ohmes Vice President Ernst & Young LLP Economic Analysis/Transfer Washington, DC Pricing +1 202 327 8753 Olympus Center Valley, PA chris.ohmes@ey.comPage 3 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  5. 5. Agenda► Introduction to MDET► Preparation for the medical device excise tax (MDET) ► Supply chain mapping ► Tax base ► When liability arises► Amount of Liability► Compliance and IT considerationsPage 4 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  6. 6. Introduction to the MDET
  7. 7. What is the MDET?► The MDET is a federal, ad valorem, manufacturers excise tax.► Enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the MDET imposes on manufacturers, importers, and producers a tax at a rate of 2.3% of the price of the first sale or use of medical devices in the US.► The MDET is effective for taxable sales (and uses) occurring after December 31, 2012.► The MDET is incorporated into Chapter 32 of the Internal Revenue Code, thus a series of existing manufacturers excise tax rules apply to the MDET.Page 6 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  8. 8. Preparation for the MDET
  9. 9. Where to start?► Do we obtain ownership of taxable medical devices in a way that potentially make us liable for the tax?► Do we make them?► Did we import them?► Are we treated as if we made them?► What about: ► Kitting ► Installation and/or periodic servicing ► Repairs/refurbishingPage 8 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  10. 10. What are we talking about?► Taxable medical devices are defined with reference to Section 201(h) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. A medical device is: ► An instrument, apparatus, contrivance, in vitro reagent, recognized in the National Formulary or the US Pharmacopoeia ► Intended for use in diagnosis of disease or other conditions or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease ► Intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals, in a non-chemical mannerPage 9 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  11. 11. Who is liable for the tax?► MDET is imposed on the manufacturer, producer or importer of a taxable medical device.► For excise tax purposes, the term manufacturer includes a “producer” and an “importer.”► A manufacturer is a person who produces a taxable article by processing, manipulating or changing the form of an article or, by combining or assembling two or more articles.► The importer rule treats the importer as the manufacturer of imported goods.► MDET applies by legal entity, thus multiple entities within a controlled group can have compliance obligations.Page 10 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  12. 12. Which devices are exempt?► Exemptions based on the product ► Some medical devices are MDET-exempt because they are not listed with a three-letter Food and Drug Administration (FDA) product code. ► Eyeglasses, hearing aids and contact lenses ► Certain medical devices sold at retail, as specified in regulations► Exemptions based on sales ► Exports (can we prove it?) ► Sold for further manufacturing (shifting of liability)Page 11 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  13. 13. The retail exemption isn’t sales based?► Congress delegated to Treasury the authority to exempt medical devices, which are of a type generally purchased by the general public at retail for individual.► Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed regulations indicating the retail exemption applies to medical devices ► The device satisfies a three-part test: ► It is regularly available for purchase and use by individual consumers who are not medical professionals. ► The design demonstrates that it is not primarily intended for use in in a medical institution or office or by medical professionals. ► Alternatively, the device satisfies one of the regulations’ safe harbor provisionsPage 12 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  14. 14. Triggering liability for the tax► In general, the tax attaches to the first sale in the US after the completion of manufacturing of a taxable medical device► Importers are subject to the same first sale rule, when a taxable medical device is imported into the US.► Uses are also subject to the MDET ► Leases ► Rental arrangements not involving payments of rent ► Loaners ► Demonstration unitsPage 13 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  15. 15. Section 4191 medical device excise tax pointof attachment Do you manufacture, produce, or import Yes Do you export Yes listed FDA medical No tax medical devices? devices for use by humans? No No Do you sell partially completed Yes No tax medical devices? No tax No Are they eyeglasses, contact lenses, Yes No tax hearing aids or exempt devices? Yes No Do you sell, rent, lease, lend or use Yes Tax due medical devices?Page 14 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  16. 16. MDET liability
  17. 17. Identifying the tax price► The supply chain and distribution channels determine which prices can be used to calculate the tax.► Existing manufacturers’ excise tax rules assume a certain supply chain and distribution-channel paradigm – pricing rules follow from that paradigm.► Supply chain and distribution channels vary widely in the medical device industry.► Economic versus legal responsibility for MDETPage 16 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  18. 18. The pricing paradigm Seeking a manufacturer’s wholesale price US Unrelated Unrelated Endmanufacturer or distributer retailer customer ImporterPage 17 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  19. 19. What is a constructive sales price?► A fair market value price that the IRS may impose by statute► Applies only if tax is not paid on fair market value price.► IRS has issued numerous rulings allowing a fixed percentage of retail as a proxy for a wholesale price but these are specific to other excise taxes.► Most MDET taxpayers will want to avoid constructive pricing► Constructive price rules are set out in code Section 4216(b)(1) through (b)(4)Page 18 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  20. 20. At what price is the tax paid? Constructive price rulesTaxable Transaction is always the first sale or use Constructive Sales Price Taxable Sale Unrelated Transfer Price wholesaler/ True wholesale distributer E n d Related US wholesaler/ manufacturer distributer c Outside US or u (OUS) importer Unrelated s manufacturer retailer t o Related m retailer e r Page 19 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  21. 21. Determining pricing► Price must reflect a return for all functions, intangibles and risks necessary to manufacture a finished device ready for the market► Existing regulations provide for the following exclusions ► Excise tax ► Transportation ► Delivery ► Insurance ► Installation chargesPage 20 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  22. 22. Pricing hot topics► Separately stating the tax on invoices► Intercompany sales to related distribution company► Rebates and sales incentives► Treatment of marketing intangibles and marketing costs► Services incorporated into sales price (training, repairs, loaners, etc.)► Application of Rev Rul 80-273► Vendor communications on tax-exempt sales► Razor and razor blade sales modelPage 21 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  23. 23. MDET compliance
  24. 24. Compliance issues► Tax deposits every two weeks, electronic federal tax payment system per legal entity► Quarterly form 720 (yet to be modified for MDET)► Form 637 exemption certificates ► Acquire ► Provide ► Maintain► Record retention (and compliance with export and further manufacturing regulations)► RefundsPage 23 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  25. 25. Compliance issues► No off the shelf software solution is available► Integration with Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP) or standalone?► Systems ► Calculate tax and refunds ► Create audit reports ► Update financials► Customer relationship changes► Supplier relationship changes► Item master changes► AcquisitionsPage 24 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?
  26. 26. QuestionsPage 25 Medical device excise tax: ready or not?