Good Lord, we’re taxing the flu now?? They’ll stop at nothing…
While the nation’s attention was focused on the approaching holidays and the (indulge my use of the word one more time) looming fiscal cliff, some in Congress seized upon the distractions to try to make sure when it came to money being spent to battle the growing flu epidemic, Uncle Sam got his fair share. In the past few weeks, bills were introduced in both houses of Congress to make sure seasonal flu vaccines are subject to a 75¢ per dose tax imposed bySection 4131 of the IRS code. [See update below: the tax funds the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.]
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P.S. did you know you could fight the flu with social media??