Healthcare Alert

The Affordable Care Act (§ 9008, as amended by § 1404 of the Reconciliation Act)

December 2, 2010

The Affordable Care Act (§ 9008, as amended by § 1404 of the Reconciliation Act), established an annual fee that will be imposed on covered entities that manufacturer or import branded prescription drugs.

The Department of Treasury recently issued guidance on this new annual fee, available here. The guidance describes a proposed methodology for calculating the fee, how the IRS will use the methodology to provide covered entities with a preliminary 2011 fee calculation, and solicits public comments. Comments must be submitted by June 2, 2011.

IRS Form 8947, which is referenced in the guidance, is available here.