Coalition urges Congress to repeal medical device tax

Washington — The ADA and more than 600 stakeholders are asking lawmakers to permanently repeal the medical device tax set to take effect at the end of 2019.

The medical device tax is a 2.3% tax on the sale of most medical devices sold in the U.S., including dental restorative materials, instruments, impression materials and equipment. The tax was twice suspended by Congress and the most recent suspension will expire Jan. 1, 2020.