[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 13, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 15877]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05704]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

26 CFR Part 48

[TD 9604]
RIN 1545-BJ44


Taxable Medical Devices; Correction

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Correction to final regulations.

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SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 
9604) that were published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 
7, 2012 (77 FR 72924). The final regulations provide guidance on the 
excise tax imposed on the sale of certain medical devices, enacted by 
the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 in conjunction 
with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

DATES: This correction is effective on March 13, 2013 and is applicable 
after December 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Natalie Payne, Michael Beker, or 
Stephanie Bland, at (202) 622-3130 (not a toll free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The final regulations (TD 9604) that are the subject of this 
correction is under section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Need for Correction

    As published, the final regulations (TD 9604) contain errors that 
may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

Correction of Publication

    Accordingly, the final regulations (TD 9604), that are the subject 
of FR Doc. 2012-29628, are corrected as follows:
    1. On page 72925, column 1, in the preamble, under the paragraph 
heading ``Background'', second full paragraph of the column, lines 2 
through 9, the language ``regulations identified two issues that the 
IRS and the Treasury Department will study further and on which the IRS 
and the Treasury Department have requested additional comments. Those 
issues are discussed later in this preamble. Comments with regard to 
those issues should be submitted in'' is corrected to read 
``regulations identified one issue that the IRS and the Treasury 
Department will study further and on which the IRS and the Treasury 
Department have requested additional comments. That issue is discussed 
later in this preamble. Comments with regard to that issue should be 
submitted in''.
    2. On page 72926, column 2, in the preamble, under the paragraph 
heading ``Humanitarian Use Devices'', line 6 from the bottom of the 
column, the language ``excluding HUDs from the definition of '' is 
corrected to read ``excluding HUDs from the definition of a''.
    3. On page 72927, column 3, under the paragraph heading 
``Nonexclusivity of Factors'', line 4 from the bottom of the column, 
the language ``the final regulations include seven'' is corrected to 
read ``the final regulations include eight''
    4. On page 72928, column 2, under the paragraph heading ``Cost'', 
line 6 from the bottom of the column, the language ``used in hospitals, 
doctors offices and'' is corrected to read ``used in hospitals, 
doctors' offices and''.
    5. On page 72929, column 2, under the paragraph heading ``Documents 
Submitted for FDA Notification or Approval'', line 3 from the top of 
the column, the language ``by the general public for individual use.'' 
is corrected to read ``by the general public at retail for individual 
use.''
    6. On page 72929, column 3, under the paragraph heading ``Capped 
Rental Devices'', first full paragraph of the column, line 2, the 
language ``in consultation with the Center for'' is corrected to read 
``in consultation with the Centers for''.
    7. On page 72930, column 2, under the paragraph heading ``A. 
Proposed Regulations'', line 6, the language ``of taxable medical 
device to the FDA's'' is corrected to read ``of a taxable medical 
device to the FDA's''.
    8. On page 72931, column 1, under the paragraph heading 
``Installment Sales, Leases, and Long-Term Contracts'', line 3 from the 
bottom of the column, the language ``Payments made pursuant to a 
contract'' is corrected to read ``Payments made on or after January 1, 
2013, pursuant to a contract''.
    9. On page 72932, column 2, under the paragraph heading 
``Consolidated Form 637 Registration'', line 3, the language 
``effectuate tax-free sales. Several'' is corrected to read 
``effectuate tax-free sales for further manufacture or export. 
Several''.

LaNita VanDyke,
Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, 
Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration).
[FR Doc. 2013-05704 Filed 3-12-13; 8:45 am]
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