Guidance For 2012 Branded Prescription Drug Fee Filings Released
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released guidance about the branded prescription drug fee applicable to covered entities engaged in manufacturing or importing branded prescription drugs for the 2012 fee year.
Notice 2011-92 provides guidance on related to (1) the submission of Form 8947, “Report of Branded Prescription Drug Information,” (2) the time and manner for notifying covered entities of their preliminary fee calculation, (3) the time and manner for submitting error reports for the dispute resolution process, and (4) the time for notifying covered entities of their final fee calculation. It is scheduled for publication in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2011-48 on November 28, 2011. Learn more about the branded prescription drug fee and the 2012 deadlines here
Notice 2011-92 sets December 15, 2011 as the deadline for submitting the Form 8947 for the 2012 fee year and sets the deadline for filing any error report challenging the preliminary calculation of the fee calculation as May 16, 2012.
Notice 2011-92 affirms that in accordance with § 51.8T(a), the IRS will notify each covered entity of its final fee calculation for 2012 by August 31, 2012. In accordance with §51.8T(c), each covered entity must pay this fee by September 30, 2012.
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