Obama signs medical device tax pause into law

President-signs-budget-bill-jpgPresident Barack Obama last week signed into law an omnibus tax and spending bill that pauses the medical device tax for 2 years, hours after the U.S. Senate approved the $1.8 trillion measure on a 65-33 vote.

The 2-year pause on the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy on all U.S. sales of medical devices, is estimated to cost $3.4 billion, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

“I’m not wild about everything in it,” Obama said during press conference Dec. 18. “I’m sure that’s true for everybody. But it is a budget that, as I insisted, invests in our military and our middle class without ideological provisions that would have weakened Wall Street reform or rules on big polluters.”

The law also enshrines a research & development tax credit worth$113 billion over 10 years.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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