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Upcoming Public Hearing to Focus on Proposed Amendments to Sales Tax Regulations
For CFOs

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is holding a public hearing at 1 p.m. (PT) on July 22 about proposed amendments to Regulation 1503, Hospitals and Other Medical Facilities, Institutions and Homes for the Care of Persons, and Regulation 1591, Medicines and Medical Devices.  

The proposed amendments clarify when a medical service facility is the retailer of property furnished in connection with its medical services, including property furnished to patients and residents insured pursuant to Part A of the Medicare Act, and clarify that the exemption in Revenue and Taxation Code section 33 applies to “human” blood.  

Anyone interested may present or submit oral or written statements, arguments, or contentions regarding the adoption of the proposed amendments to regulations 1503 and 1591 during the hearing.  

To participate in the hearing, call (916) 535-0987; the conference identification number is 396 436 908. The notice, initial statement of reasons, and text of the proposed amendments are available on the CDTFA website. For more information on the hearing, contact Robert Prasad at Robert.Prasad@cdtfa.ca.gov or at (916) 309-5296. 

For reference, CHA submitted the following comment letters to CDTFA during the preliminary regulatory process: 

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